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.
32 Warning Signs of a 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:
A bad relationship makes you fell guilty all the time. You will always be the one apologizing even when you are not at fault.
5. Full of abuses:
Sexual abuse, mental, etc. are signs of unhealthy relationship.
6. Controlling :
A controlling partner makes a bad relationship. Toxic partner will always control and manipulate you to favour him/herself.
7. It makes you unhappy:
Unhealthy relationships takes away your joy and happiness.
8. Full of disrespect:
Mutual respect is important in every sound relationship. But toxic relationships is full of disrespect.
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9. It lacks trust:
Every relationship needs trust. Unhealthy relationship lacks trust.
10. Constant quarrels and fights:
Constant arguments, quarrels and fights are signs of toxic relationships. Your relationship is full of quarrels, fights, etc. It is not a sign of a good relationship.
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. It shows your relationship is not healthy.
13. You apologize often:
Each time you are always at fault and the one to apologize. It is a sign of a toxic relationship.
You are not sure about yourself and your partner. The both of you are afraid to loose the relationship. You always think your partner is having an affair.
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15. Jealousy and blames:
A bad relationship is full of jealousy. Your partner gets jealous when the opposite sex approaches you. It is not a sign of a good relationship.
16. Poor communications skills:
Communication matters a lot in every good relationship. In a bad relationship, you don’t discuss issues affecting your relationship. It is either because you are afraid of your partner’s reaction or don’t just want to talk about it.
17. Low self esteem:
Low self esteem is what you will experience in a bad relationship.
A toxic partner will always intimidate you and pride will suddenly enter into the relationship.
18. No privacy:
A toxic relationship lacks privacy. Your partner does not respect your privacy. Such relationship is toxic.
19. A toxic relationship lacks attention:
Anything worth having is worth giving time and attention.
When you always crave for your partner’s attention and time, your relationship is toxic. If it is a good relationship, he/she will give you their time and attention.
20. Your opinion is not valued:
Every of your opinion is useless.
Your contributions are of no use to him/her. It is a sign of a bad relationship.
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. It is a sign of an unhealthy relationship.
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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 cheats on you often. Infidelity is another sign of a toxic relationship.
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. It is a sign of a bad relationship.
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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:
When you are in a bad relationship, you have 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.
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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.
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