Building Relationships will always remain a key aspect of all our lives. We are constantly told that being in a relationship is something that we should all aspire to achieve. Whether those relationships are with family, friends, coworkers, or simply with our favorite bartender at chicken Republic—interacting with others is a huge part of our daily lives. But with any relationship come our attempts to navigate the good (and sometimes not-so-good) parts of knowing another person.
While it’s true that when you are in a loving, safe and secure relationship, it can be hard to imagine anything better. However, for some people, relationships are toxic and can end up being harmful and dangerous.
Most of what we focus on with daily softonic is making people the best versions of themselves. Here, we share with you the 5 signs that you may be in a toxic relationship.
1. You are always doing all the work
My dear Mgbeke, If you always the one trying to please the other person in whatever relationship you have right now, then you are in a toxic relationship. While you should aim to make your partner happy, it shouldn’t take over your relationship. If you’re spending all of your time trying to be perfect and being afraid of making mistakes, then you should take a pause and revaluate the relationship.
2. Everything is about them and never about you.
Yes this is true especially if your partner or friend is very manipulative. Manipulative people will always try to make the situation centered on them. Bickering and arguing are part of any relationship, but constant put downs and criticism should not be accepted. Your partner is there to elevate you and make you the best person you can be, not the opposite. If you are constantly being criticized and not complimented, it may be time for you to take a bow.
3. You don’t have your private time
If you have a partner who always monitor your every move and always try to remote control your every move and actions, then my dear mgbeke, its time to run away. With social media and instant messaging, it is now easier than ever to know where your partner is. While this can offer peace of mind, it can also lead to control and manipulation. If your partner is constantly doubting everything that you say, it could be a sign that they are becoming controlling and very Insecure. You can try to calm and talk to the person but if it persists, you would need to let it go..
4. You find yourself unable to enjoy good moments with this person.
Yes the primary thing from a relationship is to share and enjoy good moments. Relationships work both ways, so it’s important that both of you feel valued and listened to. If your partner is not listening to your concerns, talking over you, or not valuing your desires and needs, it’s time for you to call out your partner on your issues with the relationship.
5. Coercive control
Part of being in a secure relationship is being able to feel free and enjoy yourself. However, if you are in a toxic relationship, this liberty may have been taken away from you. A red flag to look out for is whether your partner allows you to handle your own money and allow you to have financial security. If they handle the cash and only give it to you when you ask, warning signs should begin to flash!
And if you’re feeling up to it, we would love to hear from YOU before you go…
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