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12 Pieces of Advice From People Who’ve Escaped Toxic Relationships

October 20, 2015 3 min read

Being in a toxic relationship is an absolute detriment to your health. And while your mind is well aware of this, your heart has a hard time following suit. This person has essentially been your everything for quite some time. The fear of feeling empty inside is enough to keep you living out the miserable moments that are far more frequent than the laughs the two of you share. But what does it take to unravel you from this grasp and finally move on? Advice for how to get out of a toxic relationship. There's really no easy answer for this. Everyone is different, with their own problems and their own way of handling things. But if you're currently experiencing a toxic relationship and trying to find the courage to say goodbye, perhaps these 12 pieces of advice from people who have gone through it themselves can be helpful. Know your worth. Please, get out. Know your worth. You are amazing, and he is a sac of hairy, smelly balls. Someone better is out there. Please, just don’t do this to yourself. –Marie, 22 Your mental health is more important than trying to fix his. –Kelli, 22 LIFE IS SHORT. Seriously. We all have the feeling sometimes that we don’t want to hurt anyone, and we can stick it out. Maybe things will change. But if it’s in your heart that something is not going to work out, don’t waste your time, and don’t waste your partner’s. It might be hard, but staying in a terrible relationship is not doing either of you any favors. –Christiana*, 23 It’s not worth it. Consistent sex is never worth the stress. Girls will always be there, and just as easily as you convinced yourself that you cannot live without your partner, you can just as easily get comfortable with being single. Also people tend not to change, so if you like dealing with the bullsh*t, then don’t lie to yourself and call your relationship terrible because you secretly like arguing and all that. Also, if you’re going to break up, do it in person or over a call. Texting is for soft ass dudes. –Farmsworth*, 24 Get out of it now. It might be the harder short-term decision to make, but you’ll be saving yourself a lot of misery in the long-term. The sooner you end it, the sooner you can start getting over it… and the closer you are to a better life. –Lucky*, 25 People don’t change. It’s really, really rare for someone to be able to change dramatically enough to make a difference. –Jen*, 25 Leave that person immediately; it’s not gonna get better. Ever. People rarely change, and they most certainly don’t change FOR YOU. And if you think that’s what you deserve, think again. It can always be better. Like, don’t let anyone treat you like sh*t or give up on true love just because some idiot hurt you or made you think this is all you’ll ever get. If this is all you know, all you have — let go, and understand that you don’t have to suffer. Be f*cking picky. After all, letting the wrong people into your life will do more damage than good. –Farina, 18 Get the f*ck out. See the light, before that girl goes “Gone Girl” on your ass and, you’re in it for good. Nobody wants a “Gone Girl” situation on his hands. –Michael*, 26 Your friends know best. If everyone around you is telling you this is dysfunctional, it’s PROBABLY dysfuctional. Do not minimize the opinions of those who know you the best. –Gina, 22 Unfortunately, most people don’t see how bad things are from the outside, even when someone points it out to them — it’s one of those things you just have to let people figure out for themselves. If I were really worried about a friend — say, her BAE is rude to others, or he’s cheating on her, or I’m worried that he’s being abusive or controlling — I’d stage some kind of intervention. But I think most of the time, you just have to be there for your friend while she sorts it out. –Katie, 22 Run. GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN! The longer you stay in it, the more hurt you’ll be when it ends (Oh, and it WILL end. Beat him to the punch). –Sheena, 25 Break up with him or her if you feel this way sooner than later. If you can’t do that, then just wait him or her out — a person like that can’t be patient. –James*, 23 Do you have any additional advice for someone whose trying to get out of a toxic relationship? Source: Elite Daily Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114150" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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