Without incorporating emotional boundaries between those we have come to rely on, they will start to take advantage.
It may not be something they wittingly do, but we must recognise our need to be healthy even if that means we must emotionally detach. It’s not up to us to fix, heal or change others, but we do need to accept that people, from time to time may use toxic behaviour towards us.
We also need to detach, without carrying the burden of separation or guilt. We will then need to implement boundaries so that we can start to make our own decisions, away from those we have detached from.
It is important we learn to minimise the emotional impact other people have on us. It may be that once we take control, we won’t feel the need to detach any more. We tend to stay attached to others, when we have little to no confidence in ourselves, or we fail to believe in our abilities, or ourselves.