Single Atlanta‘s Lisa Lyngos is here to give you her best advice about toxic relationships.
How would you define a toxic relationship?
Toxic relationships are draining, stressful and inauthentic. These are relationships that do not allow people to be truly open and honest. They sadly rob you of the freedom to be yourself.
What are the pitfalls of allowing a toxic relationship to continue?
By allowing a dysfunctional relationship to continue, you set yourself up to endure an ongoing series of emotionally painful experiences.
What is your advice for removing a toxic relationship from your life?
Begin my admitting that you are participating in a toxic relationship to yourself and to other you trust. Admitting it is the first step in taking the power away from the relationship and separating yourself from it. The next step is to create a positive plan for moving forward.
Where can people go for support?
Seek the help of neutral professionals like counselors, life coaches, matchmakers and clergy. Experts who do not know you intimately are able to give honest and objective advice about your situation as well as the tools necessary for change.