10 Quotes for Getting Rid of Toxic People

The Haunted Housewife - 10 quotes for getting rid of toxic people

It’s human nature to want to “fix” people; to turn your perpetually depressed friend into a happy and balanced human being once again because you see their potential and miss  who they used to be. Sometimes as hard as you try, these people resist your help and seem to enjoy being negative. You don’t have to be the hero, don’t feel bad about cutting ties when that person is no good for you.

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Sometimes you have to accept the truth and stop wasting time on the wrong people.
―Unknown

Many times I’ve mistakenly let somebody into my world that I probably shouldn’t have, just because I saw the good in them. It was incredibly exhausting, and dulled my sparkle. Not only was my own sparkle dulled, but I ended up putting out more than I got back in almost all of these friendships…

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Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.
―Mandy Hale

 

…and what happens when you keep giving and get nothing back? You end up empty, my friend. And empty is what I had become.

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 If someone makes you miserable more than they make you happy, it doesn’t matter how much you love them. You need to let them go.
―Unknown

Choose your friends wisely, and be a good one. Don’t use love as a reason to stay; cutting them out of your life doesn’t mean that you are no longer allowed to love and care for somebody!

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Be with people that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

 

―Unknown

Toxic relationships, poisonous pen pals, and people that hang over you like a dark ominous cloud have no place in our lives. How can we possibly rise above and continue on our way with the weight of an entire person on our backs?

 5.

 Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.
― Michael Josephson
 

I’ve noticed that a lot of my negative former friends would pin the blame on other people. No matter what was going on, they mentally painted themselves as the victim. Everybody was out to get them.

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A self-absorbed person can only see the faults of others. But they are often  colorblind to their own.
―Unknown

When you run across these types of people, be wary. In my experience, as much as I tried to help free them from this, there was always a new villain in their lives. I was never ahead of the game, there were more and more reasons for them to be negative and eventually I was consumed and had become bitter as well.

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You can’t litter negativity everywhere and wonder why you’ve got a trashy life.
―Unknown

In the aftermath of cutting ties, harboring any ill-will regarding this particular friend is also toxic to your well being. It’s perfectly okay to care for them and wish them well from a distance. Don’t hold grudges! Forgive, and let live.

8. We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.
―Unknown
 

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After all is said and done, please don’t partake in the friend-break-up after party by throwing your good luck and happy life (no matter how true it may be) in their, or anybody else’s,  face. By doing that, you’re not freeing yourself from the negative relationship. You’ve got nothing to prove, it’s not contest.

 9.

 The past has passed, let it fucking go.
–Unknown
 

Unfortunately, you can almost guarantee that when the friend is no longer attached to your back, your former pal will have made a villain out of you, too. That’s the way it goes sometimes; live and let live. You are free now, hakuna matata.

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Buy a gift for a dog, and you’ll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don’t have anything to offer to it, it won’t even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.
― Michael Bassey Johnson

Be a good friend, but don’t think twice about cutting toxic people out of your life. Life is too short to be bogged down by negativity!

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May 22, 2015

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  • Elizabeth Hughes

    Love, love, love this. I am like an expert at cutting out negative energy from my life. As an empath, I just can’t have that around me. No one else seemed to get it, but then I read this. Now it feels like I’m not the only one who sees the value in being aware of your own state of being in all things, including relationships with others.

    • I’m also an expert in identifying and cutting negative people out. It feels like they suck the energy right out of you, don’t they? 🙂

  • This is the second post I’ve read along this theme today (from blogging elite) I think the spring has brought some realizations to light!

    I agree with all of these wholeheartedly (except the dog one… you don’t need to bring a dog a gift for them to notice you)

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  • I always find it hard to let go of friendships however if I can see it’s bringing to much negativity and it’s affecting my behavior, attitude, and mood. Then I usually go ahead and do what’s best for me. I really enjoyed your post, you shared some great quotes. 🙂

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I love the vibe of your blog. Super original and cool. Quotes were great today too!

  • Candy Kage

    Can’t pick a favorite all very good and speak the truth

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    Great article. I’m still laughing on the fumigate part lol.

  • I love number 3! Such a great and true quote.

  • Love this! All so true!

  • What great quotes! I have a “friend” (not so much since I’ve moved) that I’ve watched over the last year just become more bitter and just toxic. She is all of Facebook and I haven’t talked with her in months. I feel bad for her because she is toxic yet she doesn’t see it. I have little tolerance for toxic people so for me to lose a “friend” isn’t that big of a deal. I’d rather be by myself than with people who suck the life out of me with their negativity!

  • Michelle Connelly Walker

    Great quotes!!! I love #7!!! I truly believe you have to let go of the negative people to live a truly positive life! They can bring you down so much!

  • Yes yes yes! Getting rid of those types of people were some of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My life is so much more relaxed and my anxiety so much more in control these days.