A friend sent an article from another blog the other day. She had seen it posted by another friend. I am sharing it here. It is such a great article about forgiveness. Its point of view is what forgiveness is not. It is one of the more helpful articles I have read recently. Read the article, it requires no elaboration….
For my situation the toxic behavior was mostly directed at me and much of the behavior was hidden from the kids. Whether it is directed at them or not, it is impossible for the children to be unaffected by a toxic person’s behavior. While they may not be a primary source, they will still be a source of energy for the toxic person. This article gives helpful advice on assessing your kids level of health and digging a little deeper.
Toxic People Affect Kids Too: Know the Signs and How to Explore a Little Deeper
I have a reliable and simple plan for gaining and maintaining your sanity. I call it the No Contact Rule. This was not my idea nor did I implement it for myself, but I have become a firm believer in its effectiveness.
Sounds like I am recommending it but not using it? (Do as I say not as I do.) Well, not quite…
Sometimes when you come across an article you want to copy and paste large portions of to cite, you know it’s a great article to just post a link to. Here is one such article. Great information!
When Someone You Love is Toxic – How to Let Go, Without Guilt
After 18 years of ER nursing I would think that there would be very little that could surprise me, yet I still manage to be astonished from time to time. I just worked the weekend and encountered yet another new complaint that I had not previous seen. I have seen dog bites, cat bites, human bites and snake bites (I was even bitten by a rabbit when I was a child), but I must say this was my first time to encounter an owl bite.