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It’s Time to Let Certain People Go!

How toxic relationships might affect students

Toxic relationships, in general, can seriously affect a person’s mental health, since another person’s cruel actions can bring serious emotional harm. Toxic relationships are not just romantic ones, as they can also be found in your own family, your place of work, and any other type of interaction that you may have with other people. 

There are a lot of signs that may reveal that a relationship is a toxic one, but the most common indicator is when another person close to you causes you physical or emotional pain. Sometimes you may not even realize this toxicity exists until the relationship comes to an end. 

A toxic relationship can negatively affect people’s behaviors and how they react to different situations. There are so many emotions that people can face, and they may not necessarily be positive ones. Talking to someone who is a narcissist can be very mentally draining, because those people can make you feel like everything is your fault, when in reality it is not. Once you are eventually able to let go of these people, you may then realize how calm and collected everything actually is, even though, at first, it may be difficult to do so. 

Feelings after a breakup can be very painful and stressful, just like losing a loved one. You will, of course, miss the other person, just like any person who goes away from your life. However, you must learn to create limits so that manipulative, violent, and narcissistic people do not affect your future. 

Usually, when you’re in a toxic relationship, you ignore the people around you who are actually trying to help you, and you may think that they want to hurt you as well. In reality, they may be only trying to help you. 

Therefore, you should accept support from the positive people in your life. You should listen to their advice, but make your own decisions in the end. 

The decision to remove the toxic people in your life will give you the happiest outcome. It may appear difficult at first, as if you cannot live without that other person, but as time passes, you will realize how impractical everything was and how you are much better off this way. 

There are a lot of teens who go through the different stages of toxic relationships. Sometimes, teens can be exploited by their significant other, when they are in a controlling relationship, due to them being immature and young. Certain things may happen to them, such as mental difficulties in the future, a lot of overthinking, and a distrust towards people who can actually be trusted. All of this should be prevented, and you should talk to a trusted adult if you need help. 

Toxic relationships can have a lasting, negative effect on everyone, and if you are in one, you should get out of it as soon as possible. Listen to the opinions of others and let them help you when you actually need it. Once you let go, you may realize how positive your life can be.8

About the Contributor
Ilona Serobyan, Staff Writer
Ilona is a sophomore at Glendale High School, and she is part of the Armenian Club. This is her second year as a member of the journalism staff, and she is proud to work on the school newspaper. She enjoys reading, sports, and art.
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