It was extremely stressful for me and made me more and more anxious. I was allowing this toxic energy into my life simply because we are related. I decided that being a relative didn’t mean I had to extend a seat at my table for them.

It is up to me what is best for my general well-being and that of my children. As much as I wish our relationship would be different, I have a lot more peace in my life now that we don’t talk to each other on a regular basis.

toxicity. We all do it in many different areas of our lives. We have toxic energy at work. We have relatives with toxic tendencies. We have friends who are not good for our souls. What do we do? How do we deal with all this toxic behavior?

I’ll tell you what we do. we cut it. We cut it out of our lives. If you want to have a peaceful, full, and happy life, people with toxic tendencies should be banned. For everything always.

Of course, I know what all of you are thinking. “How can I cut _? They are family. Easy. Just do it.

Someone’s blood relationship with you is not an excuse to stain your life with negativity. There are no rules when it comes to deciding who your family is. It is totally up to you who you allow access to your life. Choose carefully who you let reside in your circle.

The people I allow into my life play an important role. They are there when I need them, for various reasons, unconditionally. These relationships, both professional and personal, add extreme value to my life and to me as a person. Without these people, my life would be sad and unfulfilling.

At the end of my life, I want to think about all the happy memories I shared with my favorite people. I don’t want to say to myself, “I wish things had been different” or “I wish we could have gotten along better.”

I want to remember that, all along, it was my choice who I allowed into my world, a world that was carefully constructed to add more value and peace to my life.

This world is all I have and I love it. I don’t want to be anywhere else.