5 gradual ways a toxic relationship can ruin your life
It wouldn’t come as a surprise if you were told a toxic relationship ruins lives. However, people still tolerate, persevere and hope that change will come one day because they are ignorant of the ruins the relationship might cause them.
We are going to be taking a dive into the negative effect a toxic relationship can cause on your life. Many people have been quick to ask if the fate of toxicity in a relationship can be reversed? Well, if it can, trust me, it isn’t going to be as easy as asking the question.
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Being sad in a relationship or going through a hard time at present etc doesn’t mean you are in a toxic relationship. Don’t be quick to assume the worst in your relationships especially when it is a romantic one.
Also, it will be wise of you to know that financial success does not necessarily mean you are in a healthy relationship. You can be swimming in wealth and still be in a poisonous cage disguised as a relationship.
That being said, do you know the warning signs associated with a toxic relationship? If you don’t, I’ll advise reading this well-detailed article on the 9 warning signs of a toxic relationship.
Done with that? Now let’s move on to the topic of the day. Here are the various ways a toxic relationship can silently ruin your life.
It leads to physical pain
This is a case where physical abuse is part of the toxicity in your relationship. All relationships have its downs, quarrel, argument etc. That doesn’t mean it should lead to physical abuse.
When you happen to be the weaker one in your relationship it may lead to physical pains, injury in your body etc. This is one very good reason you should end a relationship when you sense this form of toxicity sets in.
You start questioning yourself
When you are in a toxic relationship that affects you negatively more mentally than physically, you start questioning yourself even when you are the right one in the picture. You question those attributes of yours that makes you who you are. You are unique in your ways and you know that. In order not to lose that uniqueness in you, it’s good you avoid any form of a toxic relationship.
It consumes your energy
One of the signs of a toxic relationship is that it becomes “all about your partner”. You’ll start thinking of ways to please your partner, think of the right thing to say before saying it, also anticipate if what you say or do will be condemned.
This will start eating up all the joy and energy in you. Little by little you’ll lose everything that makes you unique and start acting like someone else entirely.
You become unhappy
In anything we do in life, compromising our happiness isn’t supposed to be considered. Once you become unhappy, it’s a sign that you are in the wrong place. Similarly, being unhappy is not somewhere we want to be.
Unhappiness happens to be the mother of all negative emotions. With these, you may lose your confidence, your self-worth and self-esteem. You might even start questioning your very own existence and as I mentioned earlier, you’ll lose those things that make you unique.
You view the world with hate rather than love
It comes to a point you stop believing in the concept of love and the magic of love. At this point, you start looking at the world differently.
Also, you start questioning people’s intentions for you even when they mean well because you let yourself stay in a toxic relationship before.
This doesn’t have to be the case. You need to leave any form of relationship that’s toxic to you. Follow this article to see the 9 warning signs of a toxic relationship.
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