In dealing with others, especially those closest to me, I am doing and learning.
Think before I speak, ask yourself is it worth it!
Practice self care go to support groups, therapy and positive fellowship it is going to help you move forward and keep it green. It will be a daily reminder of acceptance, prayer, meditation and doing things differently.
Remind your self everyday that some are sicker than others, but I have a choice on whether I want to engage in the sickness or stay on the healthy path to recovery.
It is better to ignore with grace than to react with anger which will only create chaos and conflict.
Remember back then you did not know what you know now.
Things are different believe it or not. I’m different, my behaviors are different. And it does not matter if those around me are not, I am. And I can make a difference in the outcome.
I will not be the blame. I will not be held responsible. And only I can control that by setting healthy boundaries.
Do not expect, demand or wish for understanding, agreement, nor pity.
Accept things for what they are, have the courage to change the things that I can and look for understanding where others share their experience, strength and hope.
Remove yourself from the negative, engage in the positive.
Keep your expectations of others low and yours high.
Never scream, latch out, and throw daggers nor use sarcasm, that only makes things worst.
You have no point to prove because that is nearly impossible to do with toxic people.
Keep the peace. It is better that way.
Go to your meetings.
Go to support groups.
Build a strong support network.
Most importantly never give up on myself.