What is a toxic relationship?
When the relationship threatens your emotional, psychological or physical well-being, it is definitely a toxic one.
Your relationship can be classified as a toxic relationship if there are some of the signs below:
- You have to suffer from physical abuse.
- You feel unrespected and underestimated in that relationship when you are giving more than receiving.
- You feel unsupported or misunderstood or taken for granted.
Toxic relationships can exist everywhere, maybe in families, workplace or even a friendship. Toxic relationships will bring harm to you so you had better know how to cope with them.
1. Toxic dynamics
In case you are finding your current relationship toxic when both of you feel uncomfortable and that relationship brings out the worst of you, what you need to do immediately is to work out together the problems so that each of you will understand the partner’s feelings and responsibility in that relationship.
In other words, let each other know by discussin and communication about your needs and feelings as well as the responsibility that you have to share to build the relationship.
2. Irritating Toxic
Have you ever had a friend or an acquaintance who prefers complaining about everything or always feels pessimistic and make you irritated all day? What a pity! You are in an irritating toxic relationship. To deal with this sort of relationship, you should limit the time you are with these people and interactions with them to minimize the impact of their negative thoughts on you.
3. Extremely Toxic
Some people consider themselves as the centre of the whole universe and starve for attention, they are called narcissists. And because they always want attention and admiration, sometimes they will quite show off or be arrogant. Besides, they may insult other people as a way of lifting up their position. As a result, they will make you feel terrible and unhappy eventhough they are not aware of that. The solution is you had better keep away from them, put a little distance between you and this type of people to avoid a heavily toxic relationship.