Q&A: How do you exit a toxic relationship safely?

I’m going to assume you’ve had a personal and/or professional relationships that was bad for your emotional/psychological/financial/spiritual/physical/social health.

Often relationship exits mark the beginning of an energy depleting, drawn out battle where the other party retaliates until they get what they want - revenge. Their obsession with being right and reclaiming control can cause psychological, financial and reputation injury to the person who chose to exit the relationship.

So, I have a few questions for you to get a discussion going over the next 24ish hours:

  • How did you know it was toxic (no trauma dumping please)?

  • What was involved in your exit strategy?

  • If the exit was messy, what would you do differently?

And, if you’re currently navigating an exit, what do you want to know?