Toxicity Be Gone!
Femina|August 2023
Sharon D'Silva taps into the advice arsenal of four experts to help you liberate yourself from the clutches of soul-sucking relationships
Sharon D'Silva
Toxicity Be Gone!

The term ‘toxic’ has snuck its way into our everyday vocabulary like an uninvited guest who just won’t leave. Amid the vast tapestry of human connections, it is used to describe relationships that are more hazardous than harmonious, the ones that relentlessly drain you and offer little in return, leaving you in an endless loop of emotional chaos. We’re not talking only about instances of love gone sour but rather the many hues of toxic relationships we allow in our lives. Get ready to let the detox commence!

Breaking Free From Toxic Parents And Family Members

In the ever-evolving saga of dysfunctional relationships, ‘Sharma Ji ka beta’ jokes undeniably steal the spotlight. It’s a situation that resonates with us all, where family dynamics morph into a twisted game show with plotlines that range from unsupportive to controlling and, at times, downright harsh. The only way to break free from this cycle lies in the establishment of boundaries.

According to Bhavya Kulshreshtha, a Gurugrambased psychologist and narrative practitioner, setting boundaries in Indian households where something such as locking your bedroom door could be questioned or seen as an act of rudeness involves navigating the internal and external responses that come with it.

This story is from the August 2023 edition of Femina.

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