Major signs of a toxic relationship

picture of a toxic relationship

They are red flags that shows you are in a toxic relationship you should not ignore.


Unhealthy relationships are the types of relationships that makes you feel drained, unhappy and sometimes even feel bad about yourself.


No relationship is perfect, but with time and patience you can make your relationship better


Strong, healthy and independent people can find themselves in a toxic relationship.


Bad relationship often drains. You can never be happy in a relationship with a toxic person.


It is important to know the signs of a bad relationship and get out of it.


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It is also necessary to look for a healthy relationship with the right partner than been sucked in a wrong relationship.


That is why it is necessary to know the difference between love and infatuation before starting a relationship.


According to The Hope Line “Toxic relationships run the risk of becoming abusive”


Here are the signs that will help you to know that you are with a toxic partner.


Signs of a toxic relationship:

picture of toxic relationship





1. You feel drained always:

Instead of feeling happy you’re always emotionally, physically and even mentally drained.




2. Your partner is always Nagging:

A nagging partner cannot make a good partner.

You or your partner always complain about everything.





3. Filled with criticism:

A bad partner will always criticize you whether you did something good or bad.

A healthy relationship is not filled with criticism.

One who truly love you will not criticize you.





4. Feeling guilty:





5. Full of abuses:

Sexual abuse, mental, etc. are signs of unhealthy relationship.





6. Controlling :

A controlling partner is a toxic partner.





7. It makes you unhappy:

Unhappy relationship is not a good one.

There is no joy in your union.






8. Full of disrespect:

Mutual respect is important in every sound relationship.





9. Toxic relationship lacks trust:

Every relationship needs trust.

Unhealthy relationship lacks trust.





10. Constant quarrels and fights:

Arguments, quarrels and fights cannot solve any problem. It will only make it worse






11. Full of drama:

Healthy relationships improves your life. Its not a place for drama






12. Constant lying:

Telling lies is not a sign of a good relationship.






13. You apologize often:

Each time you are always at fault and the one to apologize.





14. Insecurity:

You are not sure about yourself and your partner.





15. Jealousy and blames:

A bad relationship is full of jealousy.





16. Lacks communication:

Communication matters in every good relationship.





17. Low self esteem:

Low self esteem is what you will experience in a bad relationship.

A toxic partner will always intimidate you.





18. No privacy:

Your partner does not respect your privacy.

Such relationship is toxic.





19. He/she does not pay attention to you:

You crave for their attention. He/she does not pay attention to you.





20. Your opinion is not valued:

Every of your opinion is useless.

Your contributions are of no use to him/her.





21. Your partner is passive aggressive:

A hot tempered partner can be toxic.

Falling in love with an aggressive partner leads to a bad relationship.






22. He/she often look down on you:

Looking down on you is their habit.

They think you are not important in the relationship.






23. You are an option to them:

They treat you anyhow. They don’t value you because you are an option to them.

Any one who downgrades you will never value you.





24. Constant cheating:

Your partner cheat on you often.






25. You don’t express yourself fully:

Because you are with a toxic partner, you are afraid to air your view.

You are always afraid of what your partner will say. Such relationship is toxic.





26. No positive impact:

A bad relationship makes no positive impact.

Instead of gaining you are loosing.




27. You often live a fake life:

In the process of trying to please your partner, you end up living a fake life.

You are never yourself when you are with him/her. You always pretend to be someone you are not.





28. Too much expectations:

In an unhealthy relationship, they are too much expectations.

You or your partner expects more than is required from each other.

Such love or union is not healthy.





29. You are not proud of the relationship:

A bad relationship has nothing to brag about.

You are not proud of your partner or to tell people about your relationship.

Such union is toxic and not a healthy one.

A good relationship is one you can boost about. A relationship you can tell people about without feeling ashamed.






30. It is a relationship full of regrets:

You regret knowing your partner. You wish you had not met him/her at the initial stage.

It is a clear sign of a toxic relationship.


Every relationship ought to make you happy and not sad.

A healthy relationship is sound and has nothing to regret.







31. Your love and efforts are not appreciated:

A toxic partner can never see any good in you.

Your efforts and love for him/her is often taken for granted.

There is no sign of appreciation from him/her over your efforts. This type of relationship cannot be productive.






32. Constant complain:

You end up complaining about your partner’s attitude.

His/her behaviour often irritate you.You end up see yourself complaining all the time.

Likewise your partner. He/she often complain about your attitude. Such relationship is often filled with crisis.






33. Poor communication:

A bad relationship lacks communication. You and your partner find it difficult to communicate properly.

Every relationship requires communication.

Good Communication skills breeds understanding.

Any relationship that is not rooted in good communication will not succeed.







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