It's important to recognize that ending a toxic relationship can be challenging, and it's natural to feel attached to someone despite their negative behavior. Self-compassion involves acknowledging these feelings and reassuring yourself that you're not a bad person for experiencing them.
It's also important to recognize the biological underpinnings of romantic attraction and love. Like addiction, love can stimulate the brain's pleasure centers and lead to negative side effects like gas lighting and emotional abuse. However, with self-compassion and support from others, it's possible to break free from a toxic relationship and prioritize your well-being.
This book can provide valuable guidance and support as you navigate the challenges of ending a dysfunctional relationship. Remember to be gentle with yourself, practice self-compassion, and seek support from those around you as you move forward on your journey towards healing and growth