In misguided efforts to avoid temporary discomfort and pain, we disregard the long-term destructive impact our choices will have on our lives—and end up avoiding our own healing.
When we are not intentionally caring for ourselves, we are moving toward (unintentional) self-neglect.
When we remove ourselves from a toxic situation, it is for self-preservation —not punishing the other person. So, before you initiate the No Contact Rule, make sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Distracted living is a fact of life. Unfortunately, one of the effects of inattention is losing sight of who we are. We can easily lose touch with what our feelings, triggers, values, boundaries, and even our qualities.