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Recognizing Toxic Family

by Laila Winters When we love someone, especially a member of our family, we frequently turn a blind eye to their faults. We forgive them for their shortcomings and less than stellar behavior, though sometimes, we don’t always realize that we’re doing so at our own expense.  In my previous article, Surviving Toxic Family, I...

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How to Survive a Toxic Family

by Laila Winters When you consider the word toxic, you think of all the things that are harmful to your health or wellbeing. You think air pollution, radiation, or the hazardous chemicals used in cleaning supplies that merit a warning label on the bottle. Things considered toxic are things we take caution to avoid, though...