Saturday, April 18, 2015

Removing Toxic People

You have to get to the point that you're able to recognize the people in your life who are draining you. You can't focus when you're drained. You can't achieve your goals or even complete your daily tasks if you're drained.

It may be friends or family. As long as the person isn't your dependent, you can cut them off. Some people believe that you can't cut off family. I disagree. Why should I let you stress me to my grave just because you're family? The fact that they are family should mean they are trying to make your life better. If someone is making your days worse, they aren't family. They are enemies disguised as family. A stranger shouldn't treat you better than your family does.

Don't get trapped thinking that you can't move on with your life just because you've known someone all your life.

I refuse to be held back in the name of family. I refuse to be stressed to death in the name of family. I refused to be verbal and emotionally abused in the name of family. If you are adding stress to my life, you aren't family. You're no better than an adversary.

(this blog was typed on my phone and delivered by email)

Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

"A vision without action is a dream. Action without a vision is a nightmare!"


  1. Ure Doin a Gud job nd all ur post always send a msg nd encourages me now to my issue I dated dis particular guy for 5yrs nd we Ve broken up for upto 2yrs now nd it was really hard for me wen we broke up Bt eventually I got over it bt now he keeps keepin in touch nd wants to see me nd Weneva we see we jst talk nd laugh he Neva say anytin Abt Gettin back togeda nd to be honest I still ve a soft spot for him

  2. It's so hard to walk away from someone you love when you have to be in each others life because of the baby. I keep walking away but not really because I still want my family. I know I need to walk away for good and this blog spoke to me. I owe it to myself to really leave and live my life happy