Toxic Family

Angel Shona
1 min readAug 18, 2021

People talk a lot about toxic relationships and really relate when it comes to doubting their own long relationships under parental pressure or disapproval by their Family.
But, they rarely care about, how toxic their own family is. We stick to our family just with the pact of blood. Most of the millennials have a very low compatibility with their parents, still in Indian society we are obliged to stick around when it comes to choosing between mental health and having an opinion.

I am fortunate enough to be blessed with such a liberal family, who at least put efforts to understand my emotions, beliefs, judgement and mental state.

This is not certainly true with her. She failed to understand it till the very end.

I made enough efforts to understand everything which her family did to her and tried to figure out the typical situation in such a family. A toxic household or family can be generally identified by the following characteristics.

  • You are not allowed to be tired neither physically, nor emotionally.
  • Yelling is the only form of communication.
  • Standing up for yourself or voicing your opinion is considered disrespectful.
  • “I am Sorry” doesn’t mean anything
  • If you ask something, its used against you
  • To prove a point, someone has to be proved wrong or disrespected.
  • Even your best Decisions and Achievements are questioned against your self-worth.
  • Emotional Blackmail is always an option.