Self Development By Mae Davies / June 21, 2015 Unhealthy relationships take many forms and may involve other people other than your romantic partner. You may have a toxic relationship with your parents, siblings, or even friends with or without your knowledge. There are also times wherein you are well-aware that you are in a toxic relationship and you have already laid the plans out on how to get out of it. However, you will need to wait for the perfect opportunity to arise or for things to ease up so that your departure from the relationship will wreak the least amount of havoc as possible. When this happens, you need to know how to handle a toxic relationship so that you will be able to get out of it successfully. Here are some tips on how to handle unavoidable unhealthy relationships for women. Stay true to yourself According to many studies, the trademark of a master manipulator is getting your basic concept of your identity or how you see yourself. They will try to take away your independence and mold you into a more submissive and dependent person so that you will have to rely on your toxic relationship. To avoid this from happening, always remember your positive traits and what makes you strong. This will allow you to remember that you are perfectly capable of handling yourself and being independent. This will also make it easier for you to remember that you deserve to be in a healthy relationship and that getting out of your toxic one is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Connect with other people If the toxic people in your life are your family, it is best to go out with your friends as much as you can. Some experts say that depression can be contagious in the sense that one person’s behavior of sadness can be mimicked by those around him or her. This means that if you constantly surround yourself with people who are miserable or are trying to bring you down, you may eventually exhibit the same characteristics. By socializing with other people in your life, you will be able to see the difference between a well-adjusted person and a person who is destructive to others. Hence, you will be able to avoid this behavior completely. Read self-help materials Self-help materials, may they be articles or e-books, can teach you how to handle toxic people in your own way. When handling toxic people who are very close to you, it is very easy to get lost in all the commotion and start losing your ability to adjust to these conflicts that will work best for you. In order to re-establish your rational thinking and ability to adjust, you may need to seek self-help materials, which can help you analyze yourself and determine ways that will work best for you. Through these tips, you will be able to withstand unhealthy relationships for women even if it involves close members of your family or your oldest friends.