What’s a Toxic Relationship, Anyway?

If You’re In A Toxic Relationship, Look Out For These Signs

Falling in love or being in love with someone has the potential to change your life, and not always for the better. Relationships aren’t always filled with sweet talks and spectacular gestures. They can also be harmful and toxic at times. We often choose to overlook this truth because we are clinging to the love we once had with our companion. Or we may justify their actions because we are afraid of being alone. And, let’s face it, who isn’t?

However, if you’re stuck in a toxic relationship, don’t wait until it’s too late to take action. It’s critical to prioritize personal freedom and autonomy in partnerships, therefore here are some warning flags to look out for:

When Your Partner Starts Controlling Your Everyday Activities

Is your partner constantly questioning your actions? You’re in a toxic relationship if you can’t seem to get away from them, whether it’s about what you’re wearing, where you’re going, or who you work and communicate with. When your partner becomes overbearing and puts you under constant duress, it’s time to take a step back and examine your life.

When You Begin To Make Excuses For Their Misconduct

You may make excuses for your partner’s mistakes, no matter how serious they are. It could take the shape of blaming yourself, their circumstances, or other unjustified factors. However, this merely permits them to continue to damage you without taking responsibility for their acts. To break the cycle of negativity, you must discuss and expose their flaws as their significant other.

Your moods are low, and you have a hollow feeling in the evenings. Worse, you’re altering yourself to match your partner’s expectations and gain validation. A relationship is the coming together of two unique identities. Things can get toxic when people start giving too much of their identity away. It’s time for you to reclaim your finest self. You’re far more than your partner thinks of you, so go within and rediscover yourself.

When they keep a score and you’re the one who’s always at fault

Fights between couples are typical, and even beneficial, at times. What isn’t healthy, though, is when these disagreements seem to overwhelm the love you have and always place blame on you. It isn’t fair to you if your partner counts up prior mistakes and brings them up in current arguments. Aside from fighting, you should be aware that if your partner rubs in every pleasant gesture they do for you and asks similar effort in return, you’re on a perilous path. While love should be reciprocated in partnerships, it should not be pushed.

When your issues are put on the back burner

Do you have the impression that the world revolves around your partner?

Do you still prioritize their needs over your own when you’re not feeling well?

Is your partner aware of your troubles and still treats them as trivial in comparison to theirs?

Frequently, you will find yourself in circumstances where your needs and problems are ignored, or you may feel guilty for demanding more than the bare minimum. But that is no longer the case. If your troubles concern you, they aren’t insignificant, and a true partner would remind you of that. Being selfish, contrary to popular belief, isn’t a terrible thing. So choose to be self-centered and go after what you desire.

When There Is Communication But There Is No Understanding

Finally, you can talk with your spouse a lot, but if they don’t want to understand your point of view and understand what you’re saying, it’s a waste of time and effort. What good does it do you to share your issues if they go unnoticed? So try to communicate with them and make them grasp what you’re saying. It is their loss if they do not.

Bottom Line 2Cents Dribble

Constantly editing yourself might be lonely. It’s not a good idea. Your beautiful adored heart, mind, soul, and body are all on the line.

God’s love empowers us to create fresh starts as His cherished child, allowing us to break free from the false identity that someone else has placed on us. Bottom Line: You are deserving of being known for who you are, loved, and appreciated!

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