8 Signs It’s Time To Walk Away From A Love That’s Too Toxic

8 Signs It’s Time To Walk Away From A Love That’s Too Toxic

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It’s never easy to admit that a relationship has turned toxic. It’s never an easy thing to walk away from an unhealthy relationship – even if it’s rife with problems. After all, we may still be in love with the person.

The truth is that many of us in a harmful relationship would rather live in denial.

The problem is, of course, that this is very unhealthy. In essence, we’re trying – in vain – to ignore a toxic relationship. But what we’re actually doing is unknowingly permitting the relationship’s negativity to seep further into our subconscious.

Is the relationship toxic?

First, we must be open to the idea that a relationship may be harmful. If we don’t acknowledge this vital truth, nothing else we do will matter much.

Here are some fundamental questions to ask:

– “Am I excited to be in this relationship?”

– “Am I happy and content?”

– “How’s my mood on most days?”

– “Do I get angry more often than I used to?”

– “Am I truly happy?”

Think about how you’re treated, and whether or not you’re proud to be around your partner. Do they lift your spirits or drag you down?

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

“I can’t control your behavior; nor do I want that burden … but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out.” ~ Steve Maraboli

As you probably know by now, toxic relationships can harm your mental health. In turn, these effects can potentially diminish your ability to enter into another intimate relationship, if so desired.

Thus, it is essential to identify the signs of a noxious partnership and find the exit.

1. You’re more insecure in an unhealthy relationship.

Toxic relationships are turbulent and unpredictable. As a result, you may find yourself questioning whether or not you’re good enough, smart enough, or whether you’re even worthy of love.

Don’t fall into the trap of negative self-talk. Understand that what your brain is telling you is a lie. You are worthy of a fruitful relationship – and the faster you get away from the relationship you’re in, the faster you can recover your sense of self.

2. You have trust issues.

If you find yourself unable to trust anyone anymore, it may be a sign that it’s time to move on. Poisonous relationships are notorious for giving birth to a sense of distrust.

Depending on the degree of toxicity involved in the relationship, it may take some time to learn to trust another potential mate again. But you’ve already followed through on the hard part: walking away.

3. Your productivity suffers.

Our relationships take precedence over everything. When our relationships are in disarray, so is our life. Unsurprisingly, the psychological effects of a distressing relationship alter our brain’s ability to produce constructive thoughts.

Your bright future isn’t worth sacrificing for a relationship that likely won’t last.

4. During an unhealthy relationship, you become anxious.

Toxic relationships cause a lot of anxiety. You may be worried about being criticized, upsetting your partner, or something else. Regardless of the cause, prolonged anxiety can be extremely damaging to mental health and well-being.

Anxiety is already the most common mental health problem in the United States. One reason is that the human brain is very susceptible due to its natural chemistry. No reason to put yourself even more at risk.

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