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Avoiding Toxic People

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RiverLight

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I’m on another forum and have run into more toxic people there than I care to even deal with lately. I’m contemplating leaving, and have been recently feeling like that forum is unhealthy for me.

It hasn’t always been this way - just lately. But it’s beginning to drag me down, which is not good for me.

Specifically, I am tired of people trying to pick arguments and fights, and there seems to be a lot of that recently. I go there for support and to offer my support, but for what good? It’s not serving me well. They honestly seem like they’re on there only to start arguments and I’m sick of it. I refuse to participate in that crap. 

I am also too happy in my life to be brought down to that level. Sure, there’s been some stress lately, but I am generally very happy and content. I certainly don’t need to mix and mingle with toxic people, especially strangers I’ve never met and don’t even know. I’ve taken deliberate steps over the last many years to get rid of toxic people in my life. I really don’t need it. I care too much about my own happiness and well-being. I am in a much better place now than I was even just a couple years ago. And my real friends are much better people than these ridiculous a-holes.  

So I think I’ll just leave and take care of myself. 

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@RiverLight I can relate. Back in 2016 when I found forums for addiction issues, there was always one or two people that would just start picking fights and talking crap on me. I got sick and tired of it and sought actual in person support: I found support in-person and now 3 years later I am 7 months sober with the help of people in the in-person support group. I love the fluidity, persistence and accessibility of online support but it falters in comparison to the in-person support I needed. 

 

Anyways, keep faith up. 

 

Best,

 

Pensive Castaway

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