10 signs it’s time to leave your toxic parents

Dr. Lisa Xochitl Vallejos
3 min readFeb 20, 2021

The pain of making the choice to leave behind a toxic parental relationship is indescribable. After all, even as adults, we still want our parents to be good to us. We want them to be proud. We want them to love us and to have the relationships we see on TV shows we love.

Many adult children stay in harmful, toxic connections with their parents long after the expiration date because…