When you’re in a new relationship, everything looks to be on track. You tend to care for each other and ignore their faults because you don’t want to hurt their feelings.
But relationships are complicated, and we often overlook the signs of a toxic relationship. And at other times, it’s just that we don’t know that we are in an unhealthy relationship.
Here are some signs of an unhealthy relationship which you need to look for as early as possible.
1. You don’t get “ME” time
Relationships aren’t about being together wherever you go. And if you’re not getting a personal space, that’s not how to be in a relationship.
It’s about giving your partner the complete freedom to do what they want without you feeling the need to keep checking them.
When you’re in a bad relationship, you feel uncomfortable when taking decisions. Because of your partner controlling you, you don’t feel confident about yourself.
2. You feel the need to change yourself
The best relationships are the one where you know each other’s differences and yet co-exist. But, in toxic relationships, you keep feeling that your partner is not happy, and you need to change.
People do change when they’re in a relationship, but if they feel forced to do so, they need to change their partner.
3. You don’t make decisions together
The healthiest relationships are those where you both give and take. No one thinks that they have got more power and thus, treat each other equally.
If you feel you don’t enjoy the same powers as your partner, you’re in a bad relationship. When you feel dominated or without any control, it’s time to schedule a talk with your partner. Yes, Schedule!
4. Your partner doesn’t respect you
Respect for each other is crucial in a relationship. Your partner never respects your opinions, makes you look stupid and always tries to put you down – these are all signs of a bad relationship.
They don’t brag about your achievements and keep your activities secret from others; they don’t respect you enough.
If you find your partner doesn’t have anything good to say about you, you need to consider your relationship status.
5. You are happier alone
Your body knows what you don’t. If it shows signs of discomfort or stress while your partner is around, you need to listen to it, to your body.
If you feel happy when your partner leaves for a trip, there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s one of the signs of being in an unhealthy relationship. Time to sort things out with your partner.
6. You think you’re in a bad relationship
And at last – but the most important – sign of a toxic relationship is when you start thinking if you’re already in one. If you spend time thinking about good times instead of looking forward to having one, it’s time to make a decision.
Bad relationships can affect every aspect of your lives, from friends to family. So, read the signs of toxic relationships and get over it as soon as you can.