Once you're out of or putting some distance between you and toxic people, you can take an honest look at how they ended up getting so close to you or being in your life. Some slip through the cracks like water into the basement over the years. Some start out as very normal, very good friends and sour somewhere along the way. Some come tearing in like a whirlwind of fun and sun only to show their stormy side sooner than expected! Or maybe it is something to look at in ourselves.
The easiest way by far to get out of a relationship with a toxic person is to never get into one!! Watch for those little red flags when you meet people: the lifestyle that is a wee bit out of control, the complaining, the ability or inability to be honest and humble, and those little things that don't just add up--trust your spirit girls!
The older I get the more I am careful of who I am going to invite to share in my world and I want to spend time with others who add to my life, who renew me and help to build me up. When I have people like that that around me, I will be able to be that person for others and that is exactly what I am called to do--we are blessed to be blessing to others! So sweep that negative energy out the door and replace the Debby Downers with the Debby Do-gooders!! It will do your spirit AND body good.