Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Relationships

Unhealthy Relationships

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. – Proverbs 22:3

I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships lately.

About the unhealthy patterns we sometimes weave into them. So many of us seem to repeat the same relationship cycles over and over again throughout our lives.

They look different at first, but before we know it we’re right back where we were however many years ago, dealing with issues we’ve prayed to put behind us.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Perhaps you’ve experienced this. Maybe you keep dating the same type of guy. Maybe you keep finding friendships that make you feel uncomfortable, taken advantage of, not listened to, or that generally bring out the worst in you, instead of the best.

Repetition. Recycling. But the garbage here is of the emotional kind. Garbage you can’t seem to get out of your life. Out of you. And so it shows up, again and again, stinking up your world.

Didn’t you just date a guy who brought out these same exact issues a few months ago?

Wasn’t he basically the same guy you dated three years ago?

Didn’t you just dump that friend who always uses harsh nasty words to describe other people, only to find a new one a year later?

And so, it keeps happening, over and over again…

You don’t have to stay trapped in this vicious cycle. You’ve prayed about it, now take the necessary steps to change it.

Here are 5 ways to challenge those bad patterns so you can focus on attracting Godly relationships…

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Maya is a Relationship Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She loves using her God given gifts to pour into the lives of others.
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