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When you are in an unhealthy relationship, it can be hard to take your power back. You may feel like you are walking on eggshells, and that you can't do anything right. Everything is relying on your partner's approval or validation. A lot of times these situations may make you feel like it's your fault or like you deserve this unhealthy treatment. This is not true. You deserve to be treated with respect, and no one has the right to make you feel anything less. In this blog post, we will discuss some ways that you can take your power back and end any unhealthy relationship you might be in.

Establish Healthy Boundaries

One of the best ways to take your power back is to establish healthy boundaries. This means that you set rules for yourself and stick to them. You do not allow the other person to cross these boundaries. If they do, you enforce consequences. For example, if the person calls you late at night, you may choose to not answer the phone. If they show up at your house, you may tell them to leave. By setting healthy boundaries and enforcing them, you are taking back control of your life. You are showing them what behavior is acceptable in your life. There is nothing wrong with standing up for the boundaries you need in any relationship. 

Practice Forgiveness

Forgiving the person who is on the other end of this unhealthy relationship can be difficult, but it is an important step in taking your power back. Forgiving them does not mean that you are excusing their behavior, but it does mean that you are choosing to let go of the anger and resentment that you feel towards them. This can be liberating and empowering. It also allows you to move on with your life and focus on your own happiness ,no longer making that other person a priority above your own.

Accept Responsibility

It is easy to blame the other person for everything that is going wrong in your life. However, this does not help you take your power back. In fact, it keeps you stuck in that unhealthy situation. Instead, accept responsibility for your own life. This means that you recognize that you are not a victim, but rather a survivor. You are in control of your own life, and you have the power to make positive changes. You always have the option to choose you. 

Stop Complaining

Complaining about the other person or the situation that you are in does not help you take your power back. It actually only serves to reinforce your feelings of helplessness and victimization. Instead, focus on what you can do to change the situation. This may be difficult, but it is important if you want to take your power back. Focus on the good, focus on the future, focus on the upcoming change that you are going to make in your life. 

End the Relationship

If you have tried all of these steps and you still feel like you are still in an unhealthy or even toxic relationship, then it simply might be time to end the relationship. This may be difficult, but it is the only way to protect yourself from further hurt and catapult your life into happiness. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and to be around others that love and inspire you to be better. You have the power to end this season of the relationship you are in and start a whole new beginning. 

These are just a few ways that you can take your power back from any unhealthy relationship. Remember, you are not alone. There is help available, and you deserve to be happy and safe in your own life. If you need assistance and need to work through anything, we are here to help. We encourage you to schedule a free breakthrough session with us to help begin the conversation around healing and moving forward. 

Are you scared or at risk? We encourage you to get professional help.

If you are in a position where you or your loved ones are in harm's way, it is important to get professional help. We encourage you to contact a friend, family member or your local authorities to let them know your situation if you are not safe.