When you are a target of a toxic person, especially when there are more people in the dynamic, they will make sure you feel isolated and alone.
Toxic people take no responsibility for any of their behavior. They will try to have deniability, although they’re also prone to the ‘stone cold denial’.
With PTSD Awareness Month (June) just around the corner, we want to share with you some of the strategies that we use to cope with overwhelming emotions.
Living in a toxic family meant there was always some drama going on, and my parents were often in the eye of the storm. See, that is how they tend to roll.
More people suffer emotional abuse than you think. You are not alone! There is healing in connecting with people who have shared this experience and can validate and support you.
Ever notice how some people are never to blame for anything? Every toxic person I have ever met operates under the principle: denial, denial, denial!
The very idea that you might be busy when they call upon you is beyond a toxic person. The whole world revolves around them, after all.
Decide whether time with your sister is worth the anxiety of a possible ambush. It may very well be, only you can decide that.
If your parents continue to suggest you reconcile, you may feel inclined to take the emotion out of things.
By giving you different “versions of the truth” they are trying to manipulate how you feel about situations, and perhaps even each other.