Generally in scientific terms, the word toxic means something that’s dangerous to one’s health.
What is a toxic relationship?
A toxic relationship can be defined as a relationship where the two parties disagree with each other. There is no respect for each other, constant quarrels and arguments which escalates into serious problems. Rather it’s common to see only one party suffering all these. It’s quite rare to see both parties at the mercy of a toxic relationship.
It’s normal for relationship to experience ups and downs at times but when dealing with a toxic one there’s actually no time there isn’t one disagreement or the other. Research has proven that toxic relationships are emotionally, mentally and physically damaging to one or both partners.
What makes a relationship toxic?
Toxic relationships are simply the result of an imperfect pairing — like two people who both need control. They both like to be domineering. So who would want to be controlled by the other? The combination is so wrong that’s why the relationship becomes unbearable for the both of them. That’s why it’s always good to take your time and study the person before going into a relationship with them cause when you’re in and you start discover in all these, it becomes hard to cope.
Signs that show you are in a toxic relationship
The most serious warning signs include any form of violence, abuse or harassment, which should be dealt with immediately. But in many cases, the indicators of it are much more subtle.
The first, and easiest sign, is persistent unhappiness. If a relationship stops bringing joy, and instead consistently makes you feel sad, angry, anxious, it may be toxic.
Negative shifts in your mental health, personality or self-esteem are all signs too. These changes could range from depression, anxiety or eating disorders, to constantly feeling nervous or uncomfortable — especially around your partner.
What to do if you’re already in a toxic relationship
If the afore mentioned signs sounds familiar to you then its time to take actions. The best solution to a toxic relationship is to walk away. Love should never cost you your peace. It should never cost you your joy. It should never cost you your happiness. If there’s more negative in the situation than positive, something has to change. It’s time to let go for your own well being.
If you are not in a relationship, take your time and study the person so you won’t make a mistake that might cost you your life.
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