“How do I cut ties with a family member who is toxic to be around?”
One of our lovely TMC followers needs some advice on the subject of toxic family members. If you’ve ever had this experience, what advice can you share?
TMC always aim to be a supportive and inclusive space, and we often receive messages asking for advice on all sort of things.
As much as we will always try our best to give advice we are only our little admin team and sometimes it may be things we do not know much about.
So therefore we wanted to create a way for you all to ask us (and all followers) for advice, and hopefully get the support you need.
It will always be anonymous and it can be on any subject. We are an open minded bunch and won’t judge anyone.
What our community has said about cutting ties:
@just_a_blackbrit_mum: It’s very hard! But if that individual is toxic and isn’t good for you then remove them from your life. Just because they are ‘family’ doesn’t mean you have to tolerate their behaviour. we wouldn’t accept it from anyone else 🖤🖤
Issy: Your family is who you make it. Anyone who treats you badly isn’t worth the time you have on this Earth. Life is short enough, spend it with good people, whether that is blood relatives, or not. 🙌
Ash: Such a hard topic to approach when you can’t even bring yourself to let that family member know they’re the reason for the toxicity in the family… I’ve been in the situation before and I still don’t feel like it’s figured out… best thing to do is start with honesty and stay true to yourself and belief the whole way through… it may end up thru can’t handle it and remove themselves from the situation
Leane: I had multiple conversations about their toxic behaviours. I set huge boundaries which they absolutely hated and they eventually cut themselves off x
Harriet: Slowly distance yourself and drift away. It doesn’t need to be a big thing. Just do what’s best for you
Do you have any further advice for our mama? Please remember to keep the comments kind.