Dealing with Toxic Family: Quotes about Bad Relatives

Family is supposed to be our haven, a sanctuary in the chaotic and confusing world. But what happens when your family becomes the source of confusion and chaos? It can be disheartening to deal with bad relatives – they can make you question yourself, doubt your decisions, put you down at every opportunity or bring unnecessary drama into your life.

But don’t worry my dear reader! In this hilarious article, we have compiled quotes that will help you cope with toxic family members because, let’s face it bad relatives suck.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water (But Sometimes Not Strong Enough)

The phrase “blood is thicker than water” suggests that familial bonds are stronger than any other relationship. However, sometimes those relationships become toxic and unmanageable much like sludge on a highway! Here are some quotes from people who’ve been there:

  • “Toxic people pollute everything around them.” – Dharma Singh Khalsa

  • “You’re not responsible for someone else’s happiness; they own their choices.”

  • Blood related but strangers by choice, I was better off without them.”

Now ask yourself this question: do these quotes resonate with what you’re experiencing? The first step towards peace of mind is acknowledging that you’re not alone in this situation.

When To Call It Quits!

Are they really worth stressing over? Sometimes walking away from troublesome family members might actually be beneficial for both parties involved. Because if someone cannot respect boundaries then it may end up becoming so unbearable even playing ‘Eye-Spy’ can seem more appealing…

  • Forgive everyone; including yourself—for being taken advantage of & being too naive at one point (HE)”.

  • “Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone happy is often the most lonely one.” – Lisa Jo Baker

If keeping certain individuals in your life is too much to handle, walk away. You deserve so much better than a family that drains your energy.

Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential for maintaining any healthy relationship but when it comes to dealing with toxic family members – having them in place makes the difference between chaos and peace!

  • “You don’t have to accept their invitation!” – Brittney Moses (insert gif of Rebecca walking out)

  • Set limits politely by sharing what you can/cannot do” – Iyanla Vanzant

If someone tries infringing on your boundary, be firm but respectful. Remember respecting yourself in setting boundaries means taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally.

It’s All In The Mindset

At times communication fails because some people cannot recognise or even understand why you’re hurt by their comments/actions which make ketchup popsicles seem more enticing…however sometimes it takes positive changes within ourselves to help other parties see an issue from a different perspective!

  • “Don’t let negative & toxic people rent space in your head.” Gary Bishop wags finger

  • Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world around you.” Nick Ortner

Living through hard times dregded up with back-handed compliments are no laughing matter however they can very occasionally give rise inspiring quotes that keep us going!


In summary Things get said but here are four ways endure/cope:

  1. Acknowledge mistreatment
  2. Decide whether staying will cause more harm
  3. Establish boundaries
    Self-preservation! Change personal perception before giving up completely.

Remember this (last quote);

“The only thing wrong with trying to please everyone is that there’s always at least one person who will remain unhappy.“
-Laurie Halse Anderson

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