It’s not easy to analyze your relationship and think about this kind of stuff, I know. But it’s very important to keep your eyes open, be honest with yourself, and really think about the signs of a toxic relationship that I’m about to go over.
Accepting that you’re in a bad relationship is very tough but making these changes can set you on a path to unprecedented happiness in your future.
So without further ado let’s take a look.
There is a strong lack of moral or ethical principals
I want to begin things by saying that it only takes one partner to make a relationship toxic. It’s often a two-way road but that’s not always the case.
So when you notice that your partner is doing things that you find to be morally strong and not in line with your principals, despite the fact that they know that it doesn’t sit right with you, the relationship may in fact be toxic. This is especially true when you have consistently asked them to stop and they ignore you completely.
Toxicity meaning: Everything always comes from you
All the love, all the effort, all the compromise comes from you. Your partner makes no effort to meet you halfway, despite the fact they they see you bending over backwards for them.
Healthy relationships require balance and effort from both sides, and if you feel like you’re only being met with negativity no matter what you do, it is very likely that your relationship is toxic.
Walking on eggshells
If you’re in a heathy relationship with someone, you feel comfortable to communicate with them about your needs and expectations. In relationships that are showing signs of a toxic person, there is a sense of unease that doesn’t seem to go away. You feel like you’re constantly walking on eggshells because you don’t feel comfortable or confident enough in the relationship to state what you need and what you’re feeling.
You don’t trust that your partner will be open to hearing your words and you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing all the time. You get blamed for everything, and you’re afraid to speak up or be yourself…
Toxic relationship signs: No privacy
Another very common theme I see in toxic relationships is when a person gives their partner no privacy. They demand access to all their social networks, emails, computers…
There is no respect for privacy and there is no trust given to the other person. This type of thing can quickly undermine a relationship and turn it into something more toxic.
Being cut off from your loved ones
When dealing with toxic people, they tend to cut their partners off from the ones they love most like their friends and family. There is a certain possessiveness that develops that undermines the balance in the relationship.
It’s very important to maintain relationships with the people you care about outside your relationship so that you can maintain that balance, and if your partner takes that away from you there is a problem.
Physical or verbal abuse A big sign of a toxic relationship
This one pretty much goes without saying. If you’re wondering “Am I in a toxic relationship” and there is verbal and or physical abuse in the relationship, the answer is yes. You are looking at one of the biggest signs of toxicity in relationships.
If there is physical damage to one or both of you, or if there are words that are used to break each other down, you’re looking at a toxic relationship.