6 Tips for Confronting Toxic People

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  1. WOW. I loved this post and there is so much truth to it! I’m speechless because it was so so good! Thank you for sharing this! I am definitely a linear thinker so I work so much better when I have steps and guidelines and processes. Again, thank you! I loved it!

    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! I am exactly the same way. I need steps 1-10 to think clearly. 🙂 That’s why so many of my posts are 5 tips, 3 steps, 10 ways… LOL!

  2. This is so great. I have a few toxic people that I have been avoiding mostly because they happen to be my mom and sister and the thought of confronting them is scary and painful.

    Now I have some good tools and some things to think about, thank you. I love that you said they are not responsible for my feelings, only their behavior. That’s definitely where my prayers will have to begin.

    Thank you so much for these tips!


    1. Oh Tiffany, it’s so hard when family are toxic because the emotional side of things is amped up so much more. I’m praying for you right now. I am glad this post provied some tools for you.

  3. This is very helpful. There are times when it is best to walk away (shake the dust from your feet) and there are times when one cannot walk away or confront….in which case it is best, as you said, to pray for a heart of love….and a really lot of patience. God is working miracles in all of us.

    1. Yes – we must pray for discernment to know which path to take. Because God may use us in someone’s life to help them to grow…but then there may be times when we’re just casting our pearls.

  4. I’m so glad to read your post. Only wish I would have been armed with useful information like this earlier in my life. Like Tiffany, my mom and sister were toxic. I wasn’t blessed to recognize their toxic behaviour for what it was or know how to properly deal with it once I did. Their influence and my inability to deal with them appropriately served to nearly destroy my marriage. I chose to cut them out. However, in retrospect, my cutting was more butchery than surgical. All these years later, many of the scars in my marriage have still not fully healed.

    1. I am so sorry you have had to walk through this. Your story is heartbreaking. I have watched stories like yours play out this same way so many times. I pray the Lord will heal your heart and your marriage with His grace and love. I really do.

  5. Some days, maybe even most days my mother acts like an alien. I’m not kidding. I’ve confronted her about her lack of empathy, but it only leads to more arguments. At times she can be civil, but that’s not her usual modus operandi. Yes, walking away is best for some people. Otherwise, they don’t get it.

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