When we see friends in toxic relationships it’s hard to understand why they stay in such obviously unhealthy situations. However, it’s important to note that many people are blind to the reality of their situations or holding onto the hope that their partner will eventually change.
These seven signs you’re in a toxic relationship will shows if you involved with someone who isn’t good for you. If one or more of these signs ring true for you, rethink your relationship and find a healthy way out.
1. You feel drained instead of invigorated
Think about how your relationship makes you feel. The person you’re with should have a positive impact on your mood.
2. Your self-worth takes a dive
Healthy relationships should spur us on to be our best selves, not cause us to fade into the background.
3. He’s always negative
It’s one thing to have on off day, but if your partner is constantly complaining about every little thing and always sees the negative in situations, Take a step back and asking yourself whether this is something you want to deal with in the long term.
4. He’s jealous of your other relationships
No one who has your best interests at heart would want you to push your loved ones away.
5. His moods are unpredictable and extreme
Though a hot and cold personality may keep you on your toes, never knowing what kind of mood your partner is going to be in when he walks through the door is not a good sign. This flip-flopping can go from loving and caring to anger and rage in an instant.
6. He wants to control your money and time
A healthy partnership means the person you’re with supports your autonomy and decision-making. While he might not always agree with how you spend your time and money, he’s willing to share concerns and preferences.
7. Your gut tells you something isn’t quite right
For better or for worse, we all have a sixth sense or a gut feeling that creeps in when something doesn’t feel right. This feeling is your body’s way of telling you something might be wrong. Listen to your sixth sense, no matter how well things might be currently going, she advises, and look closely at what could be causing these feelings.