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Healing from toxic relationships: 8 strategies for emotional recovery

Published on Jan 05, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Recovering from toxic relationships demands intentional steps. Explore eight strategies for emotional healing, from setting boundaries to fostering self-love.

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Published on Jan 05, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Toxic relationships can leave long-lasting emotional scars in the complicated terrain of relationships between people. Resilience and thoughtful planning are necessary for navigating the road to recovery.From understanding the impact of toxicity to fostering self-compassion, Priyanka Kapoor, Psychologist and Psychotherapist shared with HT Digital some tips to guide individuals on their journey of emotional recovery from toxic relationships. (Shutterstock)

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Social and family support: When a person comes out of a toxic relationship, he is not only wounded but also vulnerable and low on resilience. During the healing process, It’s very important to have a good social support like friends and family to feel secured and safe emotionally, mentally and physically.(Pixabay)
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Social and family support: When a person comes out of a toxic relationship, he is not only wounded but also vulnerable and low on resilience. During the healing process, It’s very important to have a good social support like friends and family to feel secured and safe emotionally, mentally and physically.(Pixabay)

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Boost on your self-esteem: In a toxic relationship, there is a lot of harm to one's self-esteem and confidence. One can feel worthless and not capable enough to live emotionally, financially or physically independently. Psychotherapy, social support and career can help to boost one’s confidence.(Unsplash)
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Boost on your self-esteem: In a toxic relationship, there is a lot of harm to one’s self-esteem and confidence. One can feel worthless and not capable enough to live emotionally, financially or physically independently. Psychotherapy, social support and career can help to boost one’s confidence.(Unsplash)

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Emotional regulation: Toxic relationship can not only break your confidence, it can develop anxiety, depression, trauma, anger outbursts, mood swings, absent mindedness, low resilience and resentment. Its important to work on these emotional problems with the help(Unsplash)
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Emotional regulation: Toxic relationship can not only break your confidence, it can develop anxiety, depression, trauma, anger outbursts, mood swings, absent mindedness, low resilience and resentment. Its important to work on these emotional problems with the help(Unsplash)

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Personal growth: Meditation, mindfulness, spirituality and upskilling yourself and learning something new like art, music, dance or any hobby helps to channelize our mind productively.(Unsplash)
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Personal growth: Meditation, mindfulness, spirituality and upskilling yourself and learning something new like art, music, dance or any hobby helps to channelize our mind productively.(Unsplash)

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Forgiveness: Letting go of the past is about freeing ourselves from a prison. It helps us to move on in life and live a better-quality life. Holding on to grudges and resentment creates more anger and anxiety.(Pixabay)
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Forgiveness: Letting go of the past is about freeing ourselves from a prison. It helps us to move on in life and live a better-quality life. Holding on to grudges and resentment creates more anger and anxiety.(Pixabay)

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Self-identity: In a toxic relationship, the person can lose his/her self-identity due to the emotional abuse. One is often masked with different personalities due to the emotional dysregulation and hence leads to not being himself. One should understand what is one’s own original self by understanding his likes, dislikes, aspirations, goals, expectations, desires and personality traits. This will increase self-acceptance and self-respect.(Pexels)
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Self-identity: In a toxic relationship, the person can lose his/her self-identity due to the emotional abuse. One is often masked with different personalities due to the emotional dysregulation and hence leads to not being himself. One should understand what is one’s own original self by understanding his likes, dislikes, aspirations, goals, expectations, desires and personality traits. This will increase self-acceptance and self-respect.(Pexels)

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Therapy and social support: Due to so many bad experiences in the toxic relationship, a person can develop lack of trust in most of the people. With the help of the therapy and social support, one can come out of it easily. Hence many symptoms can be recovered naturally with the help family, friends and balanced lifestyle, but sometimes people many need psychotherapy.(Unsplash)
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Published on Jan 05, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Therapy and social support: Due to so many bad experiences in the toxic relationship, a person can develop lack of trust in most of the people. With the help of the therapy and social support, one can come out of it easily. Hence many symptoms can be recovered naturally with the help family, friends and balanced lifestyle, but sometimes people many need psychotherapy.(Unsplash)

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Journaling: Journaling can help the person can express his emotions, thoughts and experiences regularly rather than depending on others for venting out. This will help her to cope up with situation better.(Pinterest)
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Journaling: Journaling can help the person can express his emotions, thoughts and experiences regularly rather than depending on others for venting out. This will help her to cope up with situation better.(Pinterest)

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