While no relationship is perfect, if your relationship has any of these signs, you are in a toxic relationship and need to leave. Arguing is normal, it’s how you argue that makes a difference. Are you not sure if you are in a toxic relationship? Here are 10 signs that you are in a toxic relationship.
*You feel like you have to have sex even when you don’t want to
*Being called bad names
*Everything is your fault
*You are confused all of the time
*You have been distanced from your friends and family
*Feeling the need to hide things
*You no longer recognize yourself
*Your partner lies to you
*You are being or have been cheated on
The moment you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do. If it is destroying you it is not love. Don’t hold on just because you have history together. A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down, it doesn’t make you less than you are. A healthy relationship helps you to be better.
Initially the person you are in a toxic relationship with will probably be quite charming. Meanwhile slowly their behavior will change. It can be so slow that you don’t notice until it is to late. After that, it is all downhill from there. It doesn’t have to be physical to be toxic. For instance ignoring you as a form of punishment is abuse.
All relationships take work. All relationships will have ups and downs. However, at no time should there ever be a loss of respect, or should abuse occur. Above all, stop telling yourself it will get better or the person will change. In the end, the only healthy option is to leave.
This blog is very personal to me, because I have been there. So have a few of my friends. You are not alone. Check out A Letter To My Abused self. Hopefully it helps you! http://www.fabulouslysingle.life/a-letter-to-my-abused-self/
If you or someone you knows needs help leaving a domestic violence situation you can call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit their website https://www.thehotline.org/