Too many times, we stay in a toxic relationship and simply lower our expectations from our partner. But there comes a time when you need to ask yourself – how much is too much? After all, you want to be in a relationship with someone to be happy, right? If you can’t be happy while being with someone, then it is just not worth it. Have a look at these signs and decide for yourself if you are also in a toxic relationship or not.
- You never feel good
sourceThis is one of the most evident signs. No matter what you do or where you go, you don’t feel content. Nothing fills your heart with warmth and love. All you get is moments of temporary happiness.
- You lose your voice and opinion
sourceNo matter what you say, your partner never seems to listen. They are the ones who always take every crucial decision for the both of you.
- You stop being yourself
sourceYou no longer recognize yourself. It is like as if in the process of loving your significant other, you have given so much that you have lost who you are
- You are no longer appreciated
sourceNo matter what you do, you don’t feel wanted by your partner. Even after walking an extra mile for your partner, you don’t get a sense of gratitude from them.
- You feel like you are not enough
sourceAll of this makes you feel as if you are not enough for them. It gradually kills you inside, knowing that the whole of you is not enough for the one you love.
- You stop recognizing your partner anymore
sourceAfter a while, it feels like you are being with a stranger all this time. It is like you wake up from a deep slumber, next to someone you don’t really know.
- The two of you fight dirty
sourceThis is really the worst part. From name calling to digging old arguments – it gives you the kind of nightmares that even the memories of those “good old days” can’t ward off.
- You are always judged and criticized
sourceBefore speaking anything or making a move, you always think twice. You feel judged by your partner for being who you are all the time.
- Everything is about them in your relationship
sourceYour relationship gradually shifts its balance. You become insignificant and they drive your entire relationship as per their will.
- It is always you who apologize
sourceWhenever the two of you fight, it is always you who try to make amends and apologize. They stop making any effort to keep you happy and content.
- Your partner doesn’t mean what they say
sourceToo many times, they fail to keep their promises. They disappoint you way too many times. This breaks the fundamental pillars of your relationship – trust and honesty.
- You stop working on your relationship
sourceAfter facing so much hostility, you just stop. You simply stay with your partner for the sake of it, but stop working on your future. Your relationship takes a back seat and you start focussing on other important things in your life.
If you think you are being taken for granted and can’t live with so much toxicity in your life, then there is nothing wrong with moving on and fighting for your happiness. After all, we get only one life to live. You deserve so much more than being in a toxic relationship.