125 Toxic Family Quotes To Inspire You To Walk Away

Looking for sayings about toxic family? We have rounded up the best collection of toxic family quotes, sayings, captions, statuses, (with images, pictures, and memes) that you might relate to if you have bad relationships with your family members.

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A toxic family is one where your family members don’t respect your boundaries. Toxic family members create an unhealthy family situation based on betrayal, rejection, cheating, drama, and selfishness.

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When you have an unsupportive family, you are hurt deep down in your heart and feel very disappointed. But when your blood relations get really poisonous and toxic then you should let go and walk away for your peace of mind.

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These toxic family sayings are deep, sad, emotional, sarcastic, and positive too, which will let you know, that you are not alone going through the struggle and that the best thing to do after trying your best is to cut ties and walk away.

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Toxic Family Quotes

  1. Biology shouldn’t be destiny.”

  2. “You don’t heal in a place where you get hurt.”

  3. “Things only get better when you cut off the worst.”

  4. “You are not part of a toxic family if you walk away.”                                                               

    Toxic Family Quotes
    Toxic Family Quotes

  5. “The only way to win in a toxic relationship is to leave.”

  6. “The only way to win with a toxic person is not to play.”

  7. “When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.”

  8. “Even those we love the most can be a poison to our souls.”                                 

    Quotes About Toxic Family
    Quotes About Toxic Family

  9. “Love yourself enough to walk away from lies and dramas.”

  10. “I was born into this family and all I got was a bad attitude.”

  11. “If your family doesn’t treat you the right way, make sure you do.”

  12. “The best revenge against toxic family members is not fighting back.”                       

    Toxic Family Quotes Images
    Toxic Family Quotes Images

  13. “The scapegoat is the mentally healthiest member of the toxic family.”

  14. “When you say “No” to a toxic family, you say “Yes” to loving yourself.”                           

    Negativity Toxic Family Quotes
    Negativity Toxic Family Quotes

  15. “A family that treats you like an enemy is no family to be proud of at all.”

  16. “A toxic family is even worst than a toxic relationship.” – Rohan Chouhan

  17. “It’s so sad that even people closely related by blood can betray each other.”                                                                                                                                                 

    Quotes On Toxic Family
    Quotes On Toxic Family

  18. “It’s sad how I can trust teachers more than my parents.” – Dawn Andrews

  19. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.”

  20. “Tragically, your worst enemies will always come from your own household.”

  21. “You may be my family but I won’t let you get away with your toxic behavior.”

  22. “The people I looked up to for comfort are the ones who make me depressed.”

  23. “Not everyone deserves full access to you that included toxic family members.”

  24. “Blood relations cease to have their use if people related by it behave otherwise.”

  25. “Calling this a family doesn’t make it a loving home, it just makes it a hateful lie.”

  26. “Fake family is like shadows they follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.”

  27. “They say they love you but they treat you like the worst criminal on earth. Shame.”

  28. “Ask yourself, “will you do this to your family?” If not, why let them do this to you?”

  29. “Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I hate them. It means I respect myself.”

  30. “Just because someone gives you life doesn’t mean they will love you the right way.”

  31. “Toxic parents care more about how you make them look than how you actually feel.”                                                                                                                                         

    Toxic Parents Quotes
    Toxic Parents Quotes

  32. “A child should never feel as if they need to earn a mother’s love.” – Sherrie Campbell

  33. “I do not hate my toxic family members. I also do not need them.” – Sherrie Campbell

  34. “All I wanted from you was love and acceptance but all I was given hate and rejection.”

  35. “Families get dysfunctional if they are built of a faulty foundation of hate and resentment.”

  36. “Learn to cut your losses fast if you realize you are just being used for their selfish motives.”

  37. “If all they bring into your life is pain and misery, you need to start cutting your losses fast.”

  38. “And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.” – Mathew 10:36 (Bible Verse)

  39. “Too much fighting and drama in a place where love, peace and harmony must be the norm.”

  40. “Just because they are your family doesn’t mean that they are your friends.” – Beverly Miller

  41. “When you walk away from a toxic family, you begin the journey of finding your true people.”

  42. “It’s okay to cut toxic family members out of your life. Blood ain’t thicker than peace of mind.”

  43. “Leave when you need to. In 10 years, you will look back and realize it’s the best decision ever.”

  44. “You don’t get to choose your family, but you do get to choose how they’re allowed to treat you.”

  45. “I wonder why I feel I am treated like an enemy in a place where I am supposed to be welcome.”

  46. “A dysfunctional family is not a family at all, it’s a toxic relationship parading as a requirement.”

  47. “Just because they are your family doesn’t mean that they know what’s best for you or your life.”

  48. “How can you say you are my family when all you did is malign me as if I am your worst enemy.”

  49. “The black sheep blazes the trail for other family members to follow when they finally see the wolf.”

  50. “It’s so disheartening to see people who are supposed to love you use you for their selfish purposes.”

  51. “You may feel guilty for leaving your family behind, but you’ll never regret moving yourself forward.”

  52. “I may be the black sheep of the family but at least I am me and not a fictitious white sheep I am not.”

  53. “A toxic mother talks but never listens, and she gives advice but never takes any.” – Sherrie Campbell

  54. “Family is supposed to be our safe place. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.”

  55. “When you don’t come from a healthy family, you do your best to ensure a healthy one comes from you.”

  56. “Toxic family relationships spoil all other relationships, unless you remove the poison before it’s too late.”

  57. “You can not change the people around you, but you can change the people that you choose to be around.”

  58. “You don’t have to leave your whole family in the past, just those who don’t deserve a place in your future.”

  59. “You have the right to put up a fence between you and your family, and the choice whether to include a gate.”

  60. “I was born into this family but all I got was hate in a place where I was supposed to get love and acceptance.”

  61. “Love them from a distance. Pray for them, wish them well, but don’t allow them to abuse you.” – Kimber Waul

  62. “Some of the hardest people to cut off are family members. But sometimes they are the main ones that need to go.”

  63. “Sometimes, Satan uses the people closest to you to hinder you from getting the best God has in store for your life.”

  64. “Refuse to inherit dysfunction. Learn new ways of living instead of repeating what you lived through.” – Thema Davis

  65. “The more dysfunctional, the more some family members seek to control the behavior of others.” – David W. Earle

  66. “A good family will see your boundaries and move around them, a toxic family won’t even realize they’re there.”

  67. “In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

  68. “If you do not come from a healthy family, but you should do your best to ensure that a healthy family emerges from you.”

  69. “Just because someone is “family” doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation and disrespect.”

  70. “Toxic people condition you to believe that the family problem isn’t the abuse itself, but instead your reactions to the abuse.”

  71. “Dysfunctional families can’t give you love because love can’t come from people who don’t love themselves in the first place.”

  72. “When someone is rude and toxic, remember it’s not about you. It’s a reflection of their inner strength.” – Bernadette Logue

  73. “Blood doesn’t make you family. Some of the most demonic and demeaning people in your life share your DNA.” – Temi Ade

  74. “Sometimes I regret being nice, apologizing when I didn’t go anything wrong, and for making unworthy people a priority in my life.”

  75. “No matter what you’ve suffered, the abuse was not your fault. Not as an innocent child, teenager, nor as an adult.” – Dana Arcuri

  76. “It’s very sad when family members stop speaking to each other. The day will come when you regret it. That day is called “the funeral”.”

  77. “Humans can be so ugly sometimes that the ones you love the most would only love to see you fall. It’s a cruel world.” – Sidney Albury

  78. “Cutting people off doesn’t have limits. Family can get cut off too if they are causing you stress. Eliminate any negativity in your circle.”

  79. “Families are homes built on a foundation of trust and love. A toxic family can never be a home, because the foundation doesn’t exist.”

  80. “Families must be built on love, trust and acceptance but dysfunctional families have no such traits, which is why they are what they are.”

  81. “Family or not I will cut you off. That saying “but that’s family” means nothing if a family is toxic and means you no good.” – Morgan Sharee

  82. “Cutting a family out of your world does not make you a bad person. It makes you self-aware. It makes you strong enough to do the right thing.”

  83. “Unhealthy families discourage individual expression. Everyone must confront to the thoughts and actions of the toxic parents.” – Susan Forward

  84. “Let’s get out of the habit of telling people, “that’s still your mom, your dad, or your sister.” Toxic is toxic. You are allowed to walk away from people that constantly hurt you.”

  85. “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them… They always say the problem is someone else.”

  86. “Sometimes, it’s necessary to temporarily distance yourself physically from toxic family members for the sake of your well being if they prove to be too toxic to be around them.”

  87. “Sick of the excuses “they’re still your mom/ dad/ sister/ brother/ son/ daughter/ friend… etc”. No, toxic is toxic. You have the right to cut anyone off that’s unhealthy for you.”

  88. “Sometimes you have to accept the fact that some people can’t handle you doing well, having the peace they don’t or knowing how to receive kindness. Let them go.” – Lavon Fr.

  89. “Seeing unhealthy patterns in your family and deciding that those patterns end with you and will not be passed down to future generations, is an extremely brave and powerful decision.”

  90. “You are allowed to terminate your relationship with toxic family members. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving and you don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of you.”

  91. “One of the saddest things in life is knowing that the only way they will truly come to appreciate you, is if you remove them from your life. Equally sad is knowing that the very moment you let them back in, the same cycle will once again begin.” – Samuel Decker Thompson

  92. “I hate it when people say, “they’re still your family”. Just because someone is your family doesn’t mean you have to keep them in your life if they’re toxic. Blood means nothing sometimes. Don’t let people guilt you into being in contact with someone who isn’t good for your mental health.”

  93. “My father once said, ‘If you’re in the desert and you’re dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?’ I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic” –. Nicolas Cage

  94. “One of the hallmarks of a dysfunctional family is lack of empathy. Parents do not show unconditional love, instead becoming judgmental. Rather than attempting to understand a child’s feelings and point of view, a dysfunctional parent might rely on anger or derision, making the child feel guilty or demeaned.” – Tricia Hussung

  95. “Family does not mean keeping secrets, walking on egg shells, lying about who I am to keep the peace, pretending others are healthy when they are not, tip toeing around the truth, attending holidays that derail my healing process, defending poor choices, engaging in toxic behavior, remaining loyal to old patterns that no longer align with my growth, assuming care taking responsibilities that are not mine to carry.”

  96. “Tip for cutting ties with a toxic family member: 1. Acknowledge that it’s abusive. You need to stop minimizing and denying the harm that your family member has caused. 2. Give up the fantasy that they will change. 3. Grieve the loss of having the kind of relationship you wanted with this person. Get support from a therapist, support group or 12 – step group, or friend who’s experienced similar issues with their family.”

  97. “To the people that say “you should respect your family”: 1. Stop assuming that everyone has been treated well by that family. 2. Respect is not freely given, it is earned. You don’t owe anyone respect. You do not owe anyone anything. 3. This line is used repeatedly in abusive situations. It is frequently used in emotional abuse in the form of gaslighting to make the survivor doubt their perceptions of events. It also is frequently used to control, manipulate and coerce behavior.”

Toxic Family Members Quotes

  1. “If you can stand up to your family, you can stand up to anyone.”

  2. “Because I love you” is not the reason for manipulation or abuse.”

  3. “You can’t change someone who can’t see an issue in their actions.”

  4. “Parent-child relationships aren’t created at birth, they’re created in life.”

  5. “Every person is built like a computer, and the delete key is there for a reason.”

  6. “Family is where you’re meant to be most free. Don’t let blood chain you down.”                                                                                                                                                 

    Toxic Family Members Quotes
    Toxic Family Members Quotes

  7. “I don’t wish I was born in a different family; I wish I was born in a real family.”

  8. “How to tell if someone is not good for you? You being yourself feels like a betrayal.”

  9. “Giving birth doesn’t make you a parent, me choosing to call you Mom (or Dad) does.”

  10. “Saying “No” to family doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you an honest person.”

  11. “These people were meant to raise me, instead I’ve had to raise them right out of my life.”

  12. “It’s not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Jonathan Schiller

  13. “Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.”

  14. “You can miss a person every day and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.” – Tara Westover

  15. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place we find the deepest heartache.” – Lyanla Vansant

Toxic Siblings Quotes

  1. “Words don’t cover up actions.”

  2. “Some people play victims of crimes they committed.”

  3. “Your heart knows when you have given too many chances.”

  4. “You didn’t choose your family, but you can choose how to define family.”

  5. “Brother or sister has no meaning if they treat each other like worst enemies.”

  6. “The term Brother (or Sister) means nothing more than what you define it as.”

  7. “Saying “No” to a toxic family member shows that you understand what family truly means.”

  8. “You went through a “No” phase as a toddler as practice for when you needed to say it as an adult.”

  9. “If I have to endure one more holiday with my family, I might have to become a Jehovah’s Witness.”

  10. “You’ve been lied to so many times that you know who not to trust. That’s not trust issues; that’s lessons learned.”

  11. “Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust, there is no reason to continue.”

  12. “Many toxic parents compare one sibling unfavorably with another to make the target child feel that he’s not doing enough to gain parental affection. This motivates the child to do whatever the parents want in order to regain their favor. This divide-and-conquer technique is often unleashed against children who become a little too independent, threatening the balance of the family system.” – Susan Forward

  13. “The Narcissistic Family Tree: In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving and close to each other. In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other and taught competition. There is a constant comparison of who is doing better and who is not. Some children are favored or seen as the golden child and others become the scape-goat for the parents projected negative feelings. Siblings in narcissistic families rarely grow up feeling emotionally connected to each other.”

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