A toxic relationship is any relationship in which you are being continually and purposefully being depleted of your tangible and intangible assets. It is a relationship in which everything is one way and that one way isn’t yours. It is also a relationship in which you are losing yourself as a result of the selfish actions of others.
Now this is very different from when a person is going through a rough period and you are allowing them to lean on you for a time. The problem for most people that I know is that once they identify that a relationship is toxic they often don’t know how to cut it off. The reasons vary, but the most common reason is that they don’t want to seem like a “bad person” for cutting someone off or out of their life. The reality is that’s exactly what needs to happen when you are dealing with someone that is or has become toxic to your life.
Until you rid yourself of this toxic relationship you will be stuck in a perpetual rut, possibly even thrown off course from achieving your dreams, goals, and life purpose here on this Earth. So as hard as this may be for some of us to do, get rid of all people, places, and other attachments that are or have become toxic to you. Your life, dreams, goals, as well as creativity will stand at risk until you do so.