50 Toxic Family Quotes To Help You Cut the Cord

50 Toxic Family Quotes To Help You Cut the Cord

Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 at 07:56 am

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Families can be difficult to deal with sometimes, and it’s harder when the pattern continues, leading to emotional and/or mental abuse. To have the people you love the most treat you like you do not matter is heartbreaking. However, there are ways to end the cycle and live the life you deserve.

It takes a lot to cut people off whom you have admired all your life, but it is the right thing to do when you are repeatedly abused and manipulated. We have compiled some toxic family quotes, and we truly hope that these quotes bring about a new perspective, and the courage to let go, as well as some appreciation for life itself!

Negativity In Toxic Family Quotes

Negativity flows like a river in toxic families, and it can be very hard to know what is right when trusted people turn against you. To help with the process, here are some quotes about this negativity that might make it easier!

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.”


“The more dysfunctional, the more some family members seek to control the behavior of others.”


“My friend, you are not alone. No matter what you’ve suffered, the abuse was not your fault. You didn’t cause someone to hurt you. Not as an innocent child, teenager, nor as an adult. Let that sink in. It’s not your fault.”


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


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

Negativity In Toxic Family Quotes
“A toxic family is even worse than a toxic relationship.”

“Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you.”


“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.”


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


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


“It’s not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Negativity In Toxic Family Quotes
“A child should never feel as if they need to earn a mother’s love.”

“Ending the toxic cycle within your own life isn’t easy. When you don’t come from a healthy family, you do your best to ensure a healthy one comes from you.”


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


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


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


“I do not hate my toxic family members. I also do not need them.” 

Negativity In Toxic Family Quotes
“Families get dysfunctional if they are built of a faulty foundation of hate and resentment.”

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


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


Siblings In Toxic Family Quotes

Having a sibling is usually a blessing, however, sometimes a sibling relationship is so toxic and based on competition that it is best to walk away. Here are some siblings in toxic family quotes to help vocalize and understand that!

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


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


“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 divide-and-conquer technique is often unleashed against children who become a little too independent, threatening the balance of the family system.”

Siblings In Toxic Family Quotes
“Brother or sister has no meaning if they treat each other like worst enemies.”

“Words don’t cover up actions.”


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


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


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


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

Siblings In Toxic Family Quotes
“You didn’t choose your family, but you can choose how to define family.”

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


Letting Go Of Toxic Family Quotes

Finally, letting go of toxic people can be the toughest thing one can do, especially when it is family, but as the saying goes, it is better to let go than hold on to something already lost. To encompass that feeling, here are some letting go of toxic family quotes to help you move on!

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


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


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


“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can defend yourself against this. You can’t. Don’t try to make your case.”

Letting Go Of Toxic Family Quotes
“You have the right to put up a fence between you and your family, and the choice whether to include a gate.”

“There is healing in telling. There is healing in exposing abuse. There is healing in being truthful. There is healing in knowing you are not to blame. There is healing in standing up for yourself. There is healing in self-love. Hold onto hope that you will recover.”


“Do not be waylaid by a toxic family Whatsapp group. You fought hard to emerge as your own person in real life. Do not succumb to this new medium that replicates all the sad, toxic hierarchies of broken families. Walk out. Do it now.”


“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.”


“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.”


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

Letting Go Of Toxic Family Quotes
“Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!”

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


 “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”


 “If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind.”


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


 “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.”

Letting Go Of Toxic Family Quotes
“You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.”

Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.”


“You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it.”


Believing that what is best for you is cutting off from your toxic family can be extremely hard to do, especially when the hurt runs deep and all you want is an apology. But it is much more important to prioritise yourself, and no matter how much it hurts, let go.

Regardless of all that, we hope that these Toxic Family quotes help you make a choice and as always, we hope they brought a smile to your face and gave you faith! You can also check out these 30 Best Mother And Son Quotes On Love, Bonding, And More!

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