The Toxic: How to Survive Dysfunctional Family, Abusive Mates and Backstabbing Colleagues is an interactive booklet that may very well change your entire life. The Toxic is a guide to coach you out of bad situations involving defeated and nasty people who are you holding you back from enjoying a truly happy and successful life. Right away, most people who are struggling to find happiness can identify crooked, toxic and emotionally unwell people embedded in their life. While many readers have tried self-improvement with much success, they have been unable to pinpoint the external forces that seem to keep them stepping on the same rake and getting in hit in the face. Most of us have a lurking notion that there are a few bad apples in our lives who just make us flat-out miserable. But because these toxic people tend to be close to us in the capacity of a boss, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or parents, we choose to throw up our hands and assert that since these folks have such close roles in our lives, we have to sit back and take it. And that's just a lie. The Toxic demonstrates that your life is indeed your own and that you are free to live without obligation to an emotionally sick parent or a disrespectful spouse or anyone. With a couple, short written assignments, The Toxic teaches us that none of us are powerful enough to make any single person happy, sad or satisfied. We learn that every human in the world is responsible for his or her own happiness, and that anyone who wants to play the victim role does so to keep us trapped in their misery. If you are unfortunate enough to have a dysfunctional family, or suffer from a psychologically unwell parent that is verbally abusive or emotionally wearing or married to a toxic spouse that views you as a resource rather than a person, this short but concise and hard-hitting book is for you. The Toxic will help you specifically recognize the problem person and quickly develop a lasting solution to take a mighty step forward as a happy person and an individual that no longer succumbs to other people's misery, manipulation and blame. Change your life. Read The Toxic, get out of the problem and step into the solution. If you take the steps this little book suggests, you very well can find freedom from emotional enslavement by the unsavory players in your life.