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It’s hard to weed out 100% of your toxic relationships.
Family members are the most common of the toxic relationships that infect our lives. Childhood friendships are another source of toxic relationships that infect our lives.
One of the Poor Habits prevalent among toxic relationships is financial dependence. Toxic people with this Poor Habit frequently have some financial emergency that they need bail out money for. If you allow them to remain part of your inner circle, these toxic relationships will invariably hit you up for money.
If you’re married, trying to raise a family and working hard to forge a successful life, these financial bail out requests will negatively impact your marriage and your life. And that is one of the fallouts of having toxic relationships – they bring stress to your life, stress to the lives of your immediate family, take your money and prevent you from accumulating wealth.
As hard as it is to do, you must weed toxic relationships out of your life. If you don’t, they will become dependent on you financially, their “emergencies” will distract you from your pursuit of success and their constant bail-out requests will damage your relationship with your spouse.
Toxic people drag you and your immediate family down with them.
The decision to pursue success or accumulate wealth requires that you make some tough choices. Choosing to eliminate toxic relationships, especially family, from your life is one such tough choice.
It’s not easy weeding out toxic relationships, but it is necessary if you want to be the architect of your ideal, perfect life. Toxic relationships will throw a wrench into your plans and set you back financially, unless you make the right, tough choice and remove them from your life.
But don’t worry too much about cutting off toxic family members or friends.
Toxic people will always find someone else to bail them out financially – some other patsy who is not tuned into this financial dependence Poor Habit, toxic people all seem to have. Because you’re reading this, you are tuned in. And because you’re tuned in, you will make the right tough choice – to cut them out of your life.
Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, “Effort-Less Wealth”, “Change Your Habits Change Your Life”, “Rich Habits Poor Habits” and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”