Do you feel like you’re losing your identity or your peace of mind in a relationship? You may not realize this but you may be in a toxic relationship.
Toxic relationships are all around us.
Have you ever been in a relationship where you feel more stressed and tired rather than happy and glowing?
You may unknowingly be trapped in a relationship that’s leaving you drained and angry.
Toxic relationships come in many hues.
Sometimes, we date toxic people.
And at other times, we have friends and even family who are toxic for our lives.
What is a toxic relationship?
A toxic relationship is a relationship that’s detrimental to your life and existence.
When you enter a toxic relationship with a person who’s not an ideal match for you, you may actually end up losing yourself and becoming a person you wouldn’t be too happy to be.
Some people that we date fill our lives with happiness.
And toxic people just drain the happiness out of our lives.
Lovers with toxic personalities may not necessarily be bad people.
But when they impose their negative way of life on you, it could affect the way you look at life and destroy you from the inside.
The bad part about toxic relationships is that you can’t really recognize it at first.
But as time goes by, something about them starts to change and everything they do may start to frustrate you.
Of course, you won’t be able to blame them because they’d still appear to be the same person you fell in love with.
So what’s changed then?
The 15 types of toxic relationships
Toxic relationships are created in two circumstances, when you enter a relationship with someone who’s completely incompatible with your way of life, or when you enter a relationship with someone who’s just a really bad person.
There are many kinds of toxic lovers, but they all find their way into one of these types of toxic relationships.
So if you ever feel like you’re trapped in a bad relationship with one of these types of lovers, look for the exit door, because no matter how much you think you can change the relationship for the better, you just can’t. Well, unless your lover makes a conscious effort to become a more accommodating person.
#1 Controlling relationships. Does your partner want to have a say in everything you do? Or do they like to know everything you’re doing, even if it means interrupting you aggressively to find out what you’re doing right that instant?
If you’re in a relationship where your partner behaves like the approver where everything you do has to pass through their scrutiny, you’re definitely in the middle of a toxic romance.
#2 Jealous partners. Is your partner overly jealous when it comes to you spending time with your friends? Or do they constantly feel like you’re sharing a certain sexual chemistry with someone even if you have a happy laugh while chatting over the phone? A bit of jealousy can be cute. But when it affects your life, it’s definitely not good for you.
#3 Bitchy lovers. Does your lover sit down with you and constantly nag about their bad days or whine about their problems until you feel like crawling under the couch or running away from them? Partners who find happiness only while complaining about their life can turn you into a negative person too.