What kind of relationship comes to mind when you hear the words “Toxic Relationship”?
Are romantic relationships toxic? We hear a lot about toxic romantic relationships. It’s possible to have toxic relationships with family members, friends, and professional colleagues.
It can be difficult to tell if a relationship is toxic or healthy at the beginning. Many red flags, whether hidden or obvious, are ignored.
Understanding relationships is easier when we have more time in that relationship. It is possible to be in a toxic relationship and not even realize it.
These are signs you need to look out for in order to identify a toxic relationship.
1. Fighting too much
Maintaining a healthy boundary and arguing once in a while can help you to understand each other better.
However, constant fights between the two of you where you hurt your feelings or put down each other are a sign that your relationship has gone sour.
This can lead to bitterness and grudges.
2. Lack of Transparency and communication
Communication is key, as we all know. It is possible that the person you share a relationship with does communicate enough.
If they avoid having deep, serious conversations with you or feel hesitant about sharing their thoughts with you, this could indicate that they are not truly in a good relationship.
This could lead to lying or hiding things, which is something you shouldn’t do.
3. A bit too assertive in your dominance
Realizing that your opinion is not being taken into account when making decisions for the two of you is a sign you need to reevaluate the role you play in the relationship and to assess how much you are truly valued.
If someone is trying to guilt-trip or pressure you into saying no, it’s not a good idea to simply say no.
4. To an unhealthy degree, Jealousy
If your partner is jealous or possessive, it could be a sign that they care about you and want you. It becomes toxic jealousy if your partner thinks it’s okay for them to restrict your freedom.
If they are too dependent on you and think that the only thing that matters is you, that’s a sign that they don’t fully understand space.
Respecting your privacy and space is a sign of a healthy relationship.
5. Lack of Trust
This is a simple yet crucial point. Two people shouldn’t be in any relationship if they can’t trust one another.
If you don’t trust your partner emotionally, it’s time for a rethink.
6. Feeling unconnected
If you see yourself as the only one who is trying to remember the little things about your partner, such as their hobbies and interests, it could be a sign that they take you for granted.
The relationship is not worth it if you aren’t valued as you deserve.
7. They can make you feel insecure
It is about building trust and mutual respect in a relationship.
If they make you feel insecure by making you feel bad about yourself and discrediting your abilities, it is a sign that you are in an unhealthy relationship.
You can lose your individuality by going with the flow and pretending to be someone you aren’t.
8. They won’t support your cause
You want to be supported in all possible ways and criticized in a healthy way by the people you share a friendship with.
They should not let you down by constantly shaming you and lowering your hopes. This can lead to self-doubt.
9. You’re unhappy deep inside
You may feel anxious (an -ick ) instead of excited and happy about the thought of meeting them.
This is a sign that you need to take a step back and reflect on your relationship.
You don’t want a relationship if you feel drained and happy when away from them.