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How to Deal with Toxic People and Cut Them Out of Your Life


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Do you have someone in your life who makes you feel worse after interacting with them? Someone who is self-centered, manipulative, dishonest, or cruel? Someone who drains your energy, undermines your confidence, or creates drama and conflict? If so, you might be dealing with a toxic person.


A toxic person is someone who has a negative impact on your well-being, happiness, and success. A toxic person is someone who does not respect your boundaries, your feelings, or your needs. A toxic person is someone who does not care about you, but only about themselves.


Dealing with a toxic person can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. It can also affect your physical health, your relationships, and your work. That's why it's important to learn how to deal with toxic people and cut them out of your life, or at least limit your exposure to them.


At The Queen Maker, we help women of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities discover the truth of the world and in themselves. We help women heal years' worth of trauma from relationships and understand male psychology, behavior, and the psychology of relationships. We don't preach how women can cater to and support men. But rather preach why women should feel comfortable centering themselves and leaving men to their own devices.


In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to deal with toxic people and cut them out of your life, or reduce their influence on you. Here are the steps you need to take:


1. Recognize the signs of toxicity. The first step to deal with toxic people is to identify them and their behaviors. Some common signs of toxicity are.


- They are self-absorbed or self-centered. They always talk about themselves, their problems, their achievements, or their opinions. They rarely listen to you, show interest in you, or acknowledge your contributions. They expect you to cater to their needs, but they don't reciprocate.

- They are manipulative and emotionally abusive. They use guilt, blame, threats, or lies to get what they want from you. They make you feel bad about yourself, or doubt your own judgment. They gaslight you, or make you question your own reality. They isolate you from your friends and family, or try to control your life.

- They are dishonest and deceitful. They lie to you, or hide things from you. They cheat on you, or betray your trust. They steal from you, or take advantage of you. They break their promises, or don't keep their word.

- They have difficulty offering compassion to others. They lack empathy, or the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. They are insensitive, or disregard your feelings. They are unsupportive, or don't help you when you need them. They are critical, or judge you harshly.

- They have a tendency to create drama or conflict. They are always complaining, or finding fault with everything. They are always arguing, or picking fights with you or others. They are always playing the victim, or blaming others for their problems. They are always stirring up trouble, or causing chaos.


If you notice these signs in someone in your life, you might be  dealing with a toxic person.


2. Set and enforce healthy boundaries. The second step to deal with toxic people is to set and enforce healthy boundaries with them. Boundaries are the limits you set for yourself and others, to protect your well-being, happiness, and success. Boundaries are also a way of communicating your needs, expectations, and preferences. Setting and enforcing boundaries can help you deal with toxic people, because they prevent them from crossing the line, violating your rights, or taking advantage of you. To set and enforce boundaries, you need to :


- Be clear about what you want and don't want. You need to know what you are comfortable with and what you are not, and communicate that clearly to the toxic person. For example, you can say: "I don't appreciate it when you lie to me. Please be honest with me from now on." Or: "I don't like it when you criticize me in front of others. Please keep your comments to yourself or say them in private."

- Be firm and consistent. You need to stick to your boundaries, and not let the toxic person persuade, manipulate, or intimidate you into changing them. You also need to follow through with the consequences you set, if the toxic person violates your boundaries. For example, you can say: "If you lie to me again, I will end this relationship." Or: "If you criticize me in public again, I will not talk to you for a week."

- Be respectful and assertive. You need to respect yourself and your boundaries, and assert them without being rude, aggressive, or passive-aggressive. You also need to respect the toxic person and their boundaries, and not try to change them, control them, or hurt them. For example, you can say: "I respect your opinion, but I disagree with you. Please respect my opinion as well." Or: "I understand that you are going through a hard time, but I can't be your therapist. Please seek professional help if you need it."


3. Limit or reduce contact. The third step to deal with toxic people is to limit or reduce contact with them, as much as possible. This means avoiding or minimizing interactions with them, either in person, online, or over the phone. This also means distancing yourself emotionally and mentally from them, and not letting them affect your mood, thoughts, or feelings. Limiting or reducing contact can help you deal with toxic people, because it reduces their influence, their power, and their harm over you. It also gives you more space and time to focus on yourself, your goals, and your happiness. To limit or reduce contact, you need to :


- Prioritize yourself and your needs. You need to put yourself first, and take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. You need to do things that make you happy, that nourish your soul, and that boost your self-esteem. You need to surround yourself with positive people, who support you, respect you, and love you. You need to remember that you are worthy, valuable, and deserving of happiness.

- Be selective and intentional. You need to choose who you spend your time and energy with, and make sure they are people who add value to your life, not take away from it. You need to be intentional about when, where, and how you interact with the toxic person, and make sure it is on your terms, not theirs. You need to have a clear purpose and a clear exit strategy for each interaction, and not let them drag you into their drama or negativity.

- Be honest and direct. You need to be honest and direct with the toxic person, and let them know that you are limiting or reducing contact with them, and why. You don't need to justify, explain, or apologize for your decision, but you do need to be respectful and polite. You also need to be prepared for their reaction, which might be anger, guilt, denial, or manipulation. You need to stand your ground, and not let them sway you or guilt-trip you.


4. Cut them out of your life. The fourth and final step to deal with toxic people is to cut them out of your life, completely and permanently. This means ending the relationship, blocking their number, unfriending them on social media, and cutting off all forms of communication. This also means letting go of any attachment, resentment, or regret you might have towards them, and moving on with your life. Cutting them out of your life can help you deal with toxic people, because it frees you from their toxicity, their drama, and their harm. It also allows you to heal, grow, and thrive, without their interference. To cut them out of your life, you need to :


- Make a decision and stick to it. You need to make a conscious and deliberate decision to cut the toxic person out of your life, and not waver or change your mind. You need to weigh the pros and cons, and realize that the benefits of cutting them out outweigh the costs. You need to commit to your decision, and not look back or second-guess yourself.

- Communicate your decision and end the relationship. You need to communicate your decision to the toxic person, and end the relationship in a clear and respectful way. You need to tell them that you are cutting them out of your life, and why. You don't need to argue, fight, or blame them, but you do need to be firm and assertive. You also need to be prepared for their reaction, which might be anger, guilt, denial, or manipulation. You need to stand your ground, and not let them sway you or guilt-trip you.

- Block them and delete them. You need to block the toxic person from your phone, your email, your social media, and any other platforms they might use to contact you. You also need to delete their number, their messages, their photos, and any other reminders of them from your devices and your environment. You need to cut off all ties and all traces of them from your life, and not leave any room for them to sneak back in.

- Heal and move on. You need to heal from the wounds and scars that the toxic person left on you, and move on with your life. You need to process your emotions, release your pain, and forgive yourself and them. You need to seek support from your friends, family, or a therapist, if you need it. You need to focus on your future, your goals, and your dreams. You need to embrace your new life, without the toxic person in it.


Dealing with toxic people is not easy, but it is possible. You don't have to tolerate, accept, or endure their toxicity, their abuse, or their harm. You have the power, the right, and the responsibility to protect yourself, your well-being, and your happiness. You have the choice, the courage, and the freedom to deal with toxic people and cut them out of your life, or at least limit their influence on you.


At The Queen Maker, we are here to help you do that. We are here to help you deal with toxic people and cut them out of your life, or reduce their impact on you. We are here to help you heal, grow, and thrive, without toxic people holding you back. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you become the queen of your own life.



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