You can’t live a positive life around negative people. Ignore these people and move on from them when you must. Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough! Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them, or that you wish them harm; it just means you care about your own well-being. Because every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/08/01/7-negative-people-you-need-to-ignore/
We have an internal strength that will carry us through anything life brings our way. Friendships help develop that inner strength. Read about it here: http://www.drdebcarlin.com/the-friends-we-share-life-with/.
I've had to deal with toxic people all of my life and they all end up acting the same. I can take responsibility for my actions and admit that I sometimes speak out of anger, I'm human, I make mistakes. But I won't play games w/people who can't/won't do the same. I don't have the time or energy for that kind of drama.
Giving in to a controlling person might feel like "keeping the peace" for the moment, but it's actually starting a very toxic pattern. Each time the controlling person gets what they want you to do, that gives them a little more power over you for the next thing they'll want from you. Trust me, this pattern will continue over and over again. You will eventually be worn down and under their control.
“Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.” ― Jill Bolte Taylor ¿ Exactly true in the case of abuse where discrediting, Gaslighting and manipulation have led you to believe, for too long, that you are actually the sick twisted person they say you are. Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.