When Family Becomes Toxic

Tips for Dealing with Toxic Family Members

Montgomery Counseling Group:  A multidisciplinary psychotherapy practice based in Charlotte, NC

The word “family” can bring to mind an array of complex emotions. Depending on your childhood and current family situation, these feelings could be mostly positive, mostly negative, or an equal mix of both.

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When family becomes toxic, your feelings may go beyond frustration or annoyance. Instead, interacting with or even thinking about your family might cause significant emotional distress.  Family psychotherapy may be the most effective way to help you sort out your feelings-from disturbing memories to how negative feelings from the past affect you in the hear-and-now.

Toxic or dysfunctional family dynamics can be hard to recognize, especially when you’re still entrenched in them. Here’s a look at some common signs and what to do if you recognize them in your own family.  Understanding and Dealing with Toxic Family Members

If you feel like your childhood or family experiences affect you today in ways you wish they wouldn’t, please give us a call.