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Lay It To Rest
4/16/2008 3:21:27 AM
THE TIME COMES TO END TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS


I have had ties to people who have emotionally stabbed my heart repeatedly. They were the most intimate and unbreakable of ties, yet there comes a time when you must protect yourself from the toxicity and negativity that some people contribute to your life. I have had to do it before, now I find myself having to do it again. Is it easy? No. Does it tear my heart out with grief? Yes. Am I sure it's the right thing to do? Without a doubt.

There comes a time when you must ask yourself if you want to continue to be disrespected and hurt and is the tie really worth what you have been enduring to maintain it. If the answer is no then somehow you must find within yourself the strength to break that tie. Distance yourself not only physically but emotionally.

It's one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do, this ending of ties that should be strong and lifelong and precious beyond most others. Only God knows the pain it has brought to feel disconnected from those I should feel most connected to. But the pain of distancing diminishes with time while the pain of being constantly hurt by another or others is an ongoing disruption to life and peace.

There comes a time in life when most of us realize that life without peace is really not worth living. I decided I would have peace in my life and if that means I cannot have some, whom I love, in my life then it will just have to be that way. I have lived my entire life for others and all I have really wanted from them was their love and respect. If it's not possible to have that, then I will begin to make it possible to have peace within my own spirit.

Life is not for cowards, sometimes it takes the courage of a hero just to get out of bed in the morning. Life is hard sometimes and filled with stressful things that we have no control over. We can, however, take control of who we allow to have an intimacy with our hearts and lives and we alone can control that aspect of our existence.

Toxic relationships contribute nothing positive to our lives and they sap us of our vital energy. Sometimes energy is at a premium and we can't afford to let it be drained by those our love and care seem to have no uplifting effect on.

Life progresses, a page turns and we realize we just can't turn it back, time to write a new chapter.


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