ANTIDOTES TO TOXIC BEHAVIOR: THE GROUND RULES FOR ANTIDOTES TO TOXIC LIVING- THE CHOICE IS OURS
We may be fully aware of a recurring toxic experience and yet decide to do nothing about it. It is our responsibility to choose when and how we will react. It is not assumed that remedial action is always necessary or that we necessarily want to take any action. For reasons of our own, we may choose to continually involve ourself in activities and relationships that we know are toxic. There is no implication that we "should" change our life—the choice is ours.
Peggy certainly loved Paul deeply. She would often jokingly say to their friends that her willingness to put up with his peculiarities indicated how much she loved him. Actually, Paul was not so much peculiar as he was absolutely rigid on certain convictions and practices which, as he put it, "My father and his father before him believed in deeply." While they joked about it to their friends, it really wasn't funny to Peggy or their three children when Paul would rpust them out of bed at six each morning for half an hour of calisthenics. He would tolerate no excuse other than a convincing physical illness. He totally refused to discuss the matter and considered his wife's and children's opinions irrelevant. His toxic attitude was obvious in his refusal to allow his family any self-expression. Nor would he consider any compromise. He held to his rigid rule even with his oldest son, who was a four-letter athlete and only a junior in high school.
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