Toxic Friendships Are Eating Away At Your Health: How To Eliminate Them For Good

November 20, 2013
from The Business Journals

biz-journalMaintaining positive relationships is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but toxic relationships can actually cause more harm than good. According to the American Psychology Association, over half of Americans experience significant stress from relationships. Experts say the best way to deal with the issue is to confront it head on, but for some that can be a difficult problem to face.

Author and financial planner Michelle Perry Higgins has successfully overcome this challenge herself and wants to share her process with others. In her new book, Stocks, Bonds and Soccer Moms; 7 Steps to a Balanced Life, she reveals how eliminating toxic friendships helped her achieve a healthier and more fulfilling existence.

“It took me a long time to realize that some of my former friends weren’t building me up, but were instead dragging me down,” she recalls. “I learned through trial and error how to rid myself of that toxic baggage, enabling myself to become a more balanced wife and mother.” She also states that it was difficult at first, but the benefits made it worth the effort. “Once I took steps to eliminate the toxicity, I began to have a different outlook on life.”

Scheduled to hit shelves December 1st, her new book not only deals with how to eliminate toxic relationships, but also includes strategies for creating family teamwork, getting rid of guilt, reducing stress and reigniting passion in the bedroom. Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms empowers women to find greater stability and peace in their daily routine.

“I want to pass on to my readers the lessons I’ve learned,” Ms. Higgins says, “so that they are able to achieve the kind of balance and happiness I’ve been able to find.”