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These people are not “toxic,” in the strict sense of the term. With this (admittedly large) group of people, you might want to create a little distance, but you won’t have the same urgency to cut them out of your life. On one end, there’s your old friend from high school who won’t shut up about how you don’t spend enough time together.

On the other end, there’s your ex-girlfriend who is still capable of manipulating you into fits of rage.

Perhaps they think you’ll no longer be in their life if you improve too much.

Maybe they feel like your improvement exposes their own shortcomings.

It is not easy to get back to your center, but you can start by forcing your mind to focus on new things. Find the Silver Linings Focus on what you gained from being in this type of relationship. Delete their number from your phone, put away all memorabilia, and remove them from all social media. Removing them is ceremonious of your moving on and not carrying their energy into the next phase of life. Fill Your Time Because crazy-makers create so much noise in your life, you may not know how to live in the quiet. It is an effective way to burn off emotional turmoil and nervous energy.

Distract yourself by trying a new activity or hobby. Get a journal and books on toxic people and educate yourself on how and why you got so addicted to their unpredictability, confusion, threats and their now-and-again shows of validation, love and growth. Get Social Again Get back in the social circle and the dating scene as soon as you feel ready. Exercise releases endorphins which give you a feeling of power and well-being.

As much as we know we should feel relief they are gone, we often feel empty.

That noise takes up a lot of space in our lives overfilling us with too much emotion, too much tension, too much chaos.This will force you to be brave and outgoing, which are very good emotions for combating grief. There is no need to freeze yourself into being alone. WARNING: Beware, crazy-makers have an uncanny way of knowing when you are moving on. If you go back into the relationship, it will be great for a couple weeks and then the emotional abuse, games and chaos will begin again and this time it will be even worse.As counterintuitive as this may seem, they do not respect you if love yourself so little that you go back.We begin to experience this as our natural state emotionally and mentally, so when we leave them life becomes extremely quiet.This can be very uncomfortable because we are used to living in the heightened state of fight or flight and unpredictability.

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