Signs That You Are In a Toxic Relationship

Signs That You Are In a Toxic Relationship

Getting into a relationship is not always easy. Couples may start out well during the first few dates. They eventually decide to give the relationship a try. Sometimes everything works out fine. But there are times when it can become a very toxic relationship. There are signs that people can watch out for. Here are some of them.

Dominating Partner

There are many relationships that start out with one dominant partner. Although this is not always bad, there are times when one partner really tries to assert authority over the other. Eventually, the dominating partner can resort to physical harm or abuse to maintain authority. At this time, the relationship may no longer be healthy as equality and respect between partners is non-existent. This is a sure sign of a toxic relationship.

Habitual Lying

Any good and successful relationship is based upon trust and honesty. There is no place for lies in any relationship. If one partner starts to lie, be it on small matters or more serious issues, it may be a sign that the relationship may not be going in the right direction. As the lying becomes habitual, the relationship will only get worse and worse. People should try to watch out for instances of dishonesty. Observe whether it becomes more frequent after a while. It may be an early sign that you are in a wrong relationship.

Major Emotional Baggage

There are times when one gets into a relationship with someone out of pity. One may feel sorry for a person that he or she feels the need to provide companionship and comfort. Relationships that start this way may be a bit tricky. Taking pity on someone with a major emotional baggage can be very frustrating and challenging. Although the intentions are good, it is not always an ideal way to start a relationship. Offering friendship is a better option.

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