CUT THEM OFF POST A EBD

Cut Them Off

Maintaining relationships with anyone who disrupts your peace will lead to a decline in your mental health, which eventually causes a decline in your physical health.

It may seem taboo to cut off contact with a family member, especially if it is your parent or, better yet, your mother. Society portrays mothers as caring, supporting, and loving people when many individuals do not qualify for that role. Being labeled a mother, pastor, or highly esteemed role does not equate to good character. I have learned to view each person as they present, based on their character. Yes, you gave birth to a child, but how have you treated them? Not financially but emotionally. 

Some people within families make others feel bad for cutting off a family member, especially if it is their mother. This is because they have not had a negative relationship with their mother, or rather take the path of least resistance and conform to society’s rules (Which is to maintain a relationship with family members, even if it is unhealthy for your mental and physical health). Maintaining relationships with anyone who disrupts your peace will lead to a decline in your mental health, which eventually causes a decline in your physical health. 

I have come to realize that the path of least resistance is one of peace. Think about it, if you conform, you will still be uncomfortable because of their toxic traits, but if you choose peace, you will begin to heal after you block and delete anyone who does not have your best interest at heart. You may think you are taking the path of least resistance by caving into your other family member’s demands; however, true peace comes from peace of mind. 

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