The Toxics Coming 2018

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An excerpt from The Toxics:

Ground rules:
This is not black and white. So, appreciate the shades of gray you may recognize when reading. I do not know you or your circle of women personally. However, chances are you will see resemblances of yourself and others through the perspectives of the stories provided to me. You will see the words affect, responsibility, and healthy, often. I can already see the reviews screaming at me “if I had to read the word toxic one more time I was going to throw the book out the window” I’m okay with that. I want you to actively start to address these personality traits as a problem. You cannot do that without calling it for what it is, toxic. I also want you to feel relief when reading some of these traits. Often times, the hardest part about getting through an issue is being able to label it and the portions of it that bother you. This section of the book is about identification. You can change anything and everything about your Toxic World. Identify who you are and what you are dealing with. After you identify it, you can start the work of fixing it. Laugh a little at yourself, love yourself a lot, and have the strength to grow piece by piece.
 
The Enabler
Toxic Tip: "Be weary of not just what you allow, but what you silently encourage.”
Range: You can do anything you put your mind to! - Where are we going to stash this body?
This is the most dangerous of all toxic behaviors for a three reasons. 
1. It is the most prevalent toxic behavior.
2. It is the toxic behavior least likely to be seen as toxic.
3. Without this single trait all other toxic behavior would not exist.
We are ALL enablers. No matter how blunt and honest you think you are. No matter how much you “keep it real” you, me, and we ALL enable the toxicity within our friendships.