Being the recipient of another person’s toxic behaviour will make your life toxic. When someone controls, is critical, or goes on to make decisions for you, then you know you’re living a toxic life.
A toxic relationship is having little to no control over your life. Being dependent on someone else is a sign of a toxic life. Recognising toxicity isn’t always obvious because we don’t always equate our lives in that way, or because we’re not connecting with the situation, or because we’re unconsciously choosing to ignore it.
For those who see it, it’s often easier not to say anything, than it is to say something and try and do something about it. As you continue to live your toxic lives, you’ll continue to convince yourself that all is well.
If it were so easy for us to change how we live our lives, many of us would have done it by now. Generally, people are well intentioned, insecure in others and that is often the reason why their behaviour may turn 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.
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 stressed and ill.