All relationships differ, and every couple has their own perceptions of happiness, love, and passion. There is nothing wrong with it until it is a healthy relationship. The thing is that these days it is discovered more and more often that many relationships that seem healthy on the outside are rotten to the core on the inside.
Today we decided to talk about abusive relationships. Of course, when there is physical abuse, it is easy to spot that it is anything but healthy. But there is another type of abusive relationship – psychological or in other words emotional. This one can’t be spotted by anyone but the victim herself.
Very often when there is psychological abuse involved, the victim never, in fact, feels like a victim, the abuser in most cases is view as a ‘victim’ and the longer you stay in such a relationship, the bigger is your belief that he is right. That is why we decide to point out 21 signs of a toxic relationship that once you notice you should better run without even the slightest look back.
#1. It is unacceptable for a person who loves you to humiliate or embarrass you, especially in front of the others – that is psychological abusing.
#2. Put-downs on a regular basis should trigger your suspicion too; you can’t be to blame all the time.
#3. Criticism is healthy in a small amount, but when it is constant, there is something wrong with your relationship.
#4. No matter what happened between you two – if your partner refuses to communicate with you to teach you a lesson, he is manipulating you, thus abusing.
#5. As well as refusing from communicating, ignoring fits into the category of psychological abuse.
#6. Cheating is never acceptable and not always is a sign of abusive behavior, but when there are other signs, it surely counts.
#7. Provocative behavior with opposite sex is an insult to you, and it is also a type of abuse.
#8. Sarcasm is sometimes necessary – but if it is constant when it comes to communication with you, you should better reconsider your choice.
#9. Many people are jealous but when it goes over the edge and jealous is constant, and for no visible reason, it is also a way of manipulation.
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#10.People in a relationship are constantly making fun of each other, but not if it is offensive to one another. If there is a constant flow of mean jokes the chances the person loves you are slim.
#11.When a person loves you, there are no ‘buts’ involved.
#12.Forcing you into something that you do not wish to do by threats.
#13.Total control over you and your life.
#14.Changes of heart for no obvious reason, one day he loves you – the other he doesn’t. That is not a sign of a healthy relationship.
#16.Convincing you of all the crimes for no reason.
#17.Making you feel guilty all the time.
#18.Isolation from the close to you people.
#19.The use of means to control you.
#20.Constant urge to control where you are and with whom.
#21.Threats of suicide if you leave.
Take these signs into consideration and try to figure out how many of them correspond with your relationship. If there is even a third you should better not wait for the rest to show up, you should pack and leave; your life is a lot worth than that!
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