A Week Later: My Parents' Open Relationship And I'm A New Person

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After receiving advice on my AITA post about my parents' open relationship and no longer paying rent, I decided to cut them out of my life. It's been over a week, and I feel like a new person. My boyfriend has been my rock through it all, and we plan to move in together soon. I'm also getting free therapy through a mental health plan. Read on for more details on my progress.

Life-changing revelations after parents reveal open relationship 💥

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Cutting toxic ties can be liberating. 🙌

throwraselfishparent | throwraselfishparent

Finding strength in love after parents' open relationship bombshell ❤️

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Cutting toxic people out of your life can do wonders ✨

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Cutting toxic parents out of my life was the best decision ✔️

After receiving advice from Reddit, I cut my parents out of my life and already felt like a new person. In just over a week, my mental health has improved significantly thanks to the support of my boyfriend and my decision to go with no contact. I'm staying with my boyfriend, but we plan to move into our place soon. I even went to the GP and got a mental health plan to see a therapist soon, free of charge. It's not a huge update, but it's amazing what cutting toxic people out of your life can do for your mental health. In the next section, I'll share some of the reactions I've received since making this decision.

Congrats on getting out of a toxic situation! 🎉 Here's some helpful tips to protect your credit and independence.

dwotw | dwotw

Moving out of a toxic environment can be euphoric 😌

Nicky_Sixpence | Nicky_Sixpence

Escaping toxic parents and living your best life 🙌🏼

aprilludgate4queen | aprilludgate4queen

Congratulations on taking a huge step forward in self-care! 🎉

Salamander_9 | Salamander_9

Update on the puppy and his new home 🐶🏡

bretl002 | bretl002

Positive support for embracing change 👏

mooseshart | mooseshart

Encouraging support from a fellow Redditor ❤️

capmanor1755 | capmanor1755

Support for non-monogamous lifestyle and going no contact with toxic parents

jaybirdie1993 | jaybirdie1993

Don't forget your documents while leaving a toxic situation 👍

Serafita | Serafita

Empathetic commenter supports OP's decision to move out, offers own experience ❤️

Gizmo9598 | Gizmo9598

🎉 Celebrating support and encouragement in the comments 🙌

ScarieltheMudmaid | ScarieltheMudmaid

Love and support for someone's personal growth ❤️

Tomboyish717 | Tomboyish717

Cheers to prioritizing yourself 🥂🎉

Catfiche1970 | Catfiche1970

Supportive comment with positive affirmation. 🙌

UhohEatenByAGrue | UhohEatenByAGrue

Spread love with a virtual hug 🤗

bernea | bernea

This comment section is full of positivity! ✨👏

harleybidness | harleybidness

Different cultures, different parenting styles. 🤔

MrEnvelope93 | MrEnvelope93

Supportive comment about abusive parents, with heart emoji and encouragement.

Blue-Being22 | Blue-Being22

Cheers to your best life with your bf and doggo 🥂

HouseScientia | HouseScientia

Moving out of a dumpster fire of a house 👏

Puzzled_Principle_29 | Puzzled_Principle_29

Time flies when you're processing your parents' open relationship 🤯

MatureBalak | MatureBalak

Don't let them use you again! ✊🏼💰

rainbow_mak3r | rainbow_mak3r

Agreeing with the sentiment 👍🏼

Apprehensive-Fox3187 | Apprehensive-Fox3187

Breaking free and taking that first breath 🌬️

samanthacarter4 | samanthacarter4

Celebrate the victory! 🎉

Bear_Cub_15 | Bear_Cub_15

Empowering comment inspires self-growth 🌟

candlehand | candlehand

Supportive comment receives heartwarming response ❤️

SeasonMystic | SeasonMystic

Beware of Centrelink claiming on your behalf. It happened before 🙈

mcmimi83 | mcmimi83

Finding family and support after a toxic upbringing ❤️

Penny_Sane | Penny_Sane

Growing up with poly parents, commenter shares experience with toxic partner.

Necessary_Fee1289 | Necessary_Fee1289

Don't let them get away with it! Pursue legal action 💼

MansoppLongnose | MansoppLongnose

Glad to hear positive updates! 🙌

sarcosaurus | sarcosaurus

A heartwarming concern for doggo's well-being 🐾❤️

bewicked4fun123 | bewicked4fun123

Find emotional support in r/estrangedAdultKids, a great community ❤️

joseph_wolfstar | joseph_wolfstar

Cheers to a positive and supportive community! 🎉👍

Top_Thing4890 | Top_Thing4890

Choosing distance for a healthier future 👍

legalistklw | legalistklw

Positive support for going no contact, you rock! 🤘🎉

CollectionJunior294 | CollectionJunior294

Positive comment receives supportive response ❤️

CiaMcWhatever | CiaMcWhatever

Commenter applauds therapy progress in open relationship revelation 👏

a_literal_throwaway | a_literal_throwaway

Toxic family? Good riddance! 🙌 Wishing you happiness 💛


Positive support and encouragement from the community ❤️

huggie1 | huggie1

Take legal action to protect yourself and your finances. ✅

AgnostosTheosLogos | AgnostosTheosLogos

Empathetic comment offers support to struggling individual ❤️

DramaDroid | DramaDroid

Find support in R/toxicparents community 💚

Mrs_A_Mad | Mrs_A_Mad

Escape the drama and run for the hills 🏃‍♂️

Long_Fish1973 | Long_Fish1973

Empathetic comment offering support and encouragement for moving forward 👍

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Did you know it's illegal for parents to charge rent? 🤔

Awkward-Train1584 | Awkward-Train1584

A succinct reaction to a surprising comment. 😲

DownwardsTP | DownwardsTP

Positive support for a life-changing decision! 🎉

Mysterious-Choice568 | Mysterious-Choice568

Proud of you! 👏 You handled that bad situation so well 😊

broses15 | broses15

Encouraging words from a supportive commenter ❤️

miriboheme | miriboheme

Positive vibes! Glad to hear things are looking up 🙌

SirCireSotelo | SirCireSotelo

Curious about the drama? This comment sums it up.

Ecstatic_Bonus_2930 | Ecstatic_Bonus_2930

Commenter questions parents' batsh** crazy rent demands 🤨

maelstrom143 | maelstrom143

Set boundaries and stay strong! 👏

Dstareternl | Dstareternl

Glad to hear you're on the upswing! 🎉

SMM71 | SMM71

Positive vibes! Congrats on cutting out negativity ❤️👏

Middle--Earth | Middle--Earth

Supportive comment, no replies 🤗

Scared_Suggestion374 | Scared_Suggestion374

Short and sweet, a positive response 🙌

WhiteHairedBabuska | WhiteHairedBabuska

The real question on everyone's mind... 🐶❤️

Rare-Abbreviations34 | Rare-Abbreviations34

Short and sweet, a congratulatory message to OP 🎉

ninja-gecko | ninja-gecko

Escaping toxicity and finding oneself. 🙌🐶💕

Lecture-Kind | Lecture-Kind

Leaving a toxic household with a furry friend 🐕

MischievousBish | MischievousBish

Cheers to a positive and empowering outlook! 🎉

MrsVentura83 | MrsVentura83

Supportive comment offers helpful resources for counseling and support 🙌

themostserene | themostserene

Words of encouragement can help heal emotional wounds. 💪

000-Hotaru_Tomoe | 000-Hotaru_Tomoe

Spread the love! ❤️

cheekytits1013 | cheekytits1013

Standing up to disrespectful parents. 🙅‍♂️

cynbtsg | cynbtsg