Cutting Ties: Why You Must Leave Now

 Guilt can be a powerful emotion that keeps you trapped in an unhealthy situation, with friends, family or even yourself. We need to understand the emotions that trigger chemicals in our brain that lead to actions that harm us instantly or over time. We can no longer assume "its just the way life is".  On the contrary we have the power to create a life that is rewarding and fulfilling.

 I have has an acquaintance (a friend) that was extremely negative. I found myself asking why I subject myself to it by answering the phone when I know what the conversation is going to be about, them and their problems, how bad it is, what'd going wrong. Why do I try to encourage , prove that life is good? Life is what you make it. Then I am drained, irritated and even disgusted by the conversation when it is all said and done, I feel like I was in a boxing ring, good vs evil, positive vs negative.  When the new year came and I found myself saying the same things, hearing the same thing I said, "No more" insanity is repeating the same thing expecting something different and this was insane. Any time a person has a made up mind there is no need to convince them of anything, let it be and you go on with your beliefs. 

Are you feeling closed in a toxic relationship? Do you find yourself constantly drained and unhappy? Constantly uplifting others or someone up just to keep the relationship light, healthy for the both of you? It may be time to cut ties, let go and move on. In this ultimate guide, we will explore the reasons why leaving is essential for your well-being and provide you with the necessary steps to take.

Why is it important to cut ties?

When you are in a toxic relationship, it can have a detrimental impact on your mental and emotional health. Studies have shown that being in a toxic relationship can lead to increased stress levels, high blood pressure, anxiety, and even depression. By cutting ties, you are prioritizing your own well-being and taking a step towards a healthier and happier life.

Recognizing the signs

Before you can cut ties, it is important to recognize the signs of a toxic relationship. These signs may include constant criticism, manipulation, lack of respect, depression and a feeling of being drained or stuck . If you find yourself experiencing any of these signs, it is time to seriously consider leaving.

Steps to cut ties

1. Reflect on your decision: Take the time to reflect on your decision to cut ties. Consider the impact it will have on your life and whether it is the right choice for you, not them.

2. Set boundaries: Once you have made the decision to leave, cut ties, block and or remove them or yourself from contact, it is important to set clear boundaries. Communicate your boundaries to the other person and stick to them.

3. Seek support: Cutting ties can be difficult due to feeling obligated or that you are a quitter in some way, so it is important to seek support from friends, family, yourself or a therapist. Surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you during this time.

4. Focus on self-care: Take care of yourself during this transition. Engage in activities that bring you joy and practice self-care regularly.

5. Stay strong: Cutting ties may not be easy, but it is necessary for your well-being. Stay strong and remind yourself of the reasons why you made this decision.

The benefits of cutting ties

By cutting ties, you are creating space for positive relationships and experiences in your life. You will have the opportunity to focus on your own growth and happiness. Cutting ties allows you to regain control of your life and make choices that align with your values and goals.


Leaving a toxic relationship is never easy, but it is essential for your well-being. By recognizing the signs, taking the necessary steps, and seeking support, you can cut ties and create a healthier and happier life for yourself. Remember, you deserve to be in a relationship that brings you joy and fulfillment.