For a long time – decades – I didn’t believe I deserved healthy people in my life. So I accepted unhealthy and toxic people. It was all I knew. It was what was ‘normal’ for me, from early childhood, onwards. And I was inevitably treated badly, abused, harmed, by them.
I had to learn my intuition about people, and my capacity to work people out, is accurate and highly developed. And to not ignore it. It is a gift from having to keep myself as safe as possible, for the first 20 years of my life.
Now, I do know I deserve healthy people and healthy relationships. And I won’t settle for anything less. Now, I expect and insist upon being treated well.
And I can and do move on from unhealthy or toxic people….. quickly.