break the cycle


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break the cycle

To not participate in dysfunctional and/or unhealthy behavior. Often, such behavior is commonplace in one's family, and the person breaking the cycle does so to keep it from continuing through future generations. I don't drink at all because I come from a long line of alcoholics, and I am determined to break the cycle! You need to break the cycle of procrastination, Michael. It is seriously starting to affect your grades.
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It is of critical importance that we educate the American public and raise a greater awareness to break the cycle that victimizes children says Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Love Our Children, USA.
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Now we are wrestling with how we can work as Christians to break the cycle.
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