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10 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship


Toxic relationships are never good for you. They make you feel like you’re not good enough, but they also keep you from developing the valuable traits that will help you find a healthy relationship in the future. If these signs sound familiar, then it might be time to cut ties and move on.

They Use Subtle Put-Downs To Make You Feel Bad About Yourself.

They use subtle put-downs to make you feel bad about yourself.

Although they may not be obvious at first, these subtle insults can start to wear on your self-esteem. The person might tell you that you’re not good enough or that you need to change something about yourself. They might also call into question your intelligence or attractiveness in an attempt to make themselves look better by comparison. If your partner is constantly making comments about how much smarter or better looking he/she is than you, this is a sign of toxic behavior and emotional abuse.

They Don’t Respect Your Boundaries.

  • Be aware of your boundaries. If you don’t know what they are, it’s time to figure that out. What are the things about your life that are non-negotiable? What do you need from a person in order to feel loved and respected?
  • Communicate with them about your boundaries. It’s always better to let someone know what their expectations are rather than having them guess at them—and then be wrong! Don’t just speak up once—keep bringing it up until they get it so there aren’t any misunderstandings as time goes on.
  • Set firm limits for yourself and stick to them: Know when enough is enough, and if something crosses over into being hurtful or harmful (to either person), address it immediately! Otherwise, by continuing after such an incident takes place means that this behavior is acceptable which only encourages others who may cross lines themselves down the road; therefore making things even worse next time around because now not only have we set an example but also given permission while doing so too!

They Make You Feel Like You Have A Role To Play, Whether It’s Good Girl Or Rebel Or Whatever.

Another sign of a toxic relationship is that you feel like you have to pretend to be someone else. You may feel as though your partner has certain expectations for how you should act, think or behave. You might look at the way they see you and try to live up to it, even if it’s not really who you are internally or even externally. This can include a lot of pressure put on expressing yourself in ways that fit with what they want from you — whether that’s being “nice” (even if it hurts deeply), being a rebel (even if they don’t actually want that) or any number of other roles they assign based on their own experiences and expectations rather than yours. It can seem like there’s no room for growth in this type of relationship — because anything outside those bounds will be seen as unacceptable by your partner and maybe even punished by them!

They Don’t Care About Your Feelings.

If you feel like your partner doesn’t care about how you feel, that’s a big red flag. It’s perfectly normal to want to talk with your partner about what’s going on in your life and hear their thoughts on the matter. If they don’t seem interested in hearing or understanding how you feel, it could be an indication that they really don’t care about what matters to you—and that means they aren’t concerned with being there for you when times get tough. If this is the case, it’s time to re-evaluate whether or not this relationship is healthy for both parties involved.

They Force You To Be Honest And Open, But They’re Not Honest With You.

A toxic person will always make you feel like you have a role to play, whether it’s good girl or rebel or whatever. These roles can be healthy and positive at times, but they should not be imposed on you by someone else in a controlling way. If your partner wants you to be open and honest with them, then they should be the same way with their feelings as well.

They’re Jealous Of Your Relationships With Other People.

  • They’re jealous of your relationships with other people.

We all have those friends who are just a bit too close, but if they’re the only ones you can count on, it might be time to reevaluate the friendship. The same goes for family members—if your significant other is acting jealous or possessive around them, it’s a big red flag that their jealousy could start affecting your relationship next.

Their Criticism Is Regular And Constant.

The toxic person will criticize you for everything. They don’t have any positive feedback for you, and they make you feel like you’re never good enough. They always find something to complain about; and if they can’t find anything wrong with a situation or an event, they’ll simply criticize what happened instead of enjoying themselves.

They are never satisfied with anything.

They Only Want To Do Things On Their Terms.

If you’ve ever been in a relationship with someone who is toxic, you know that it can be extremely difficult to get them to compromise. They will do things on their terms, not yours. If you have an idea for something fun to do, they may agree—but only if they get to come up with the plan and call all the shots.

If this sounds like your friend or partner, then there’s likely a problem. Toxic people tend not to want other people dictating what they do or how they should live their life; they’d rather make those decisions themselves (and usually not in the best interest of others).

They Make Excuses For Their Behavior.

You may find yourself being asked to make excuses for the other person’s behavior. Maybe they blame their actions on someone else in the past, or they make excuses about what they’re going through right now. Regardless of what they say, it’s important to recognize that their behavior is not your fault and you are not responsible for fixing them.

It’s Important To Recognize When You’re In A Toxic Relationship So That You Can Leave Before Too Much Damage Is Done.

It’s important to recognize when you’re in a toxic relationship so that you can leave before too much damage is done. Signs of a toxic relationship include:

  • Your partner puts you down, insults or criticizes you.
  • Your partner treats you like a servant.
  • Your partner makes all the decisions, even the small ones.

If any of these signs sound familiar, it’s worth thinking about how often they happen and whether they seem harmless or not—if they do, there’s a good chance they’re not! If this is the case and your gut tells you that something isn’t right with your relationship, then now might be time to ask for help from someone else who has been through something similar themselves (or even just someone who has good advice).


The most important thing to remember about toxic relationships is that they have the potential to harm you. You deserve better, so don’t be afraid to leave if things get too bad. And if your friends or family members try to tell you that everything’s okay when it really isn’t, don’t let their opinions sway you from making what could be a very good decision for yourself!


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