How to Leave a Toxic Relationship
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Originally Published: December 1, 2021
Original Author: Insha Rahman, LCSW
Original Reviewer: Benjamin Troy, MD
Updated: August 26, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Toxic Relationships vs Abuse & Domestic Violence” and “Why Leaving a Toxic Relationship Is So Hard”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.