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Toxic Family

A toxic family is one in which the relationships within the family are characterized by patterns of abuse, neglect, manipulation, and dysfunction. Being raised in a toxic family can have a significant impact on a person's mental and emotional well-being and can affect their relationships and interactions with others. If you are struggling with a toxic family, know that you are not alone, and that help is available.


  • Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells around your family members?

  • Do you feel guilty, ashamed, or responsible for the behavior of your family members?

  • Do you feel like you can't be yourself around your family?

  • Do you feel like you must hide your true feelings and thoughts around your family?

  • Do you feel like you are constantly being criticized or belittled by your family?



  • A toxic family can be caused by a variety of factors, including abuse, neglect, addiction, mental illness, or dysfunction.

  • It can also be caused by a lack of healthy communication and problem-solving skills within the family.



  • The most effective treatment for a toxic family is therapy.

  • Therapy can help you to understand the dynamics of the family and to develop healthy coping skills to manage your symptoms.

  • It can also help you to set boundaries with family members and to communicate more effectively.

  • Building a support system with friends and family who are not toxic can also be helpful.


At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists specialize in helping individuals who have been affected by toxic family dynamics. We offer both face-to-face and telehealth appointments and are licensed in AR, FL, ID, and MO. Contact us today at:


to book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health. We are here to support you and provide the tools and resources you need to take care of yourself in the midst of a toxic family.

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