Being the recipient of another person’s toxic behaviour will make your life toxic. When another person controls, is critical, or goes on to make decisions for you, you know you’re living a toxic life.
A toxic relationship is having little to no control over our lives. Being dependent on someone else is also a sign of a toxic life. For some of us, recognising toxicity isn’t obvious, I’m not sure we really equate life in that way, possibly because we’re not consciously connecting with the situation, or we’ve seen it but we’ve unconsciously chosen to ignore it.
For those who do see it, it’s almost easier not to say anything and live in denial, than it is to say something and try to do something about it. As we continue to live toxic lives, we continue to convince ourselves that all is well, but our reality is that we’re far from okay.
If it were so easy for us to change our perceptions on how we see and deal with our lives, the majority of us would have done it by now. Generally, people will seem well intentioned in parts, insecure in others and that could be the reason why their behaviour turns toxic.
Even if it’s not intentional, when it comes to parenting, parents may not always get that their children have desires and emotional needs that need to be met and that can make their behaviour toxic.
Other parents may be more hostile and bitter towards their children and make their relationship with their children about them. If it’s left to manifest, any toxic situation can make people very stressed, not to mention ill.