Hi Everyone. I am recently estranged from my brother, cousin, and mother. I just cannot and will not handle the constant drama, gossip, headaches, lack of consideration, disrespect, and stress they bring into my life. So, I've been "done" for nearly two months. To be honest, the time without them has been incredibly peaceful (no drama, no energy suck), albeit sad, angry, and lonely.
I'm curious for those of you who are estranged from one or more family members, how long does it take to feel like this is a new normal? How do you handle the loss of the relationships (even though they were toxic)?