These Five Relationship Types Are Toxic to Your Mental and Emotional Health – Escape Before It’s Too Late!
There are over 12 million people across the globe who are victims of abuse in relationships. This may be a shocking number. But it is a fact that abuse is prevalent in romantic relationships. Toxic relationships have a significant impact on one’s mental health.
However, it can be challenging to identify when you are in a toxic relationship in the first place. It is common to feel isolated, fear, and perhaps excessively responsible. But it can also happen that you are oblivious that the relationship is abusive. Here we detail some common relationship types that are toxic and can have a detrimental effect on your mental health if you don’t get out fast enough!
Us Against the World
One terrible way of tying a partner to you is through isolation. When you are in a relationship like this, it could feel romantic, but in fact, your partner trying to convince you that it is you two against the rest of the world is a red flag. This can be a means of control. If your partner is shielding themselves from the world and you are their world, you technically begin to belong to them, in their minds.
Over time, this sort of relationship can be damaging to you mentally and to your partner. You may find it hard to form any other relationships in your life.
If you are in a relationship with somebody who constantly, incessantly humiliates, belittles, threatens, or insults you, then you could at best end up with low self-esteem. Being under attack all the time is not suitable for your mental health, and you may even begin to agree with you being worthless. You could end up believing that you are deserving of all the insults being thrown at you. The psychological trauma of a relationship of this nature can drive you deep into the depth s of depression and not to mention the stress it places you under. In addition to that, emotional abuse is usually followed by physical abuse.
The Superiority Complex
If your partner continually criticizes you for everything from your actions to thoughts, watch out. Saying things like you always make mistakes and that you make bad decisions. They could cover up their behavior by saying they are just honest with you because they are straightforward.
This should ring alarm bells because your partner may have a superiority complex. Maybe they are trying to convince you subconsciously and over time that they know better than you do. This makes you believe in yourself less and less, and you are under constant attack.
The Control Freak
Being in a relationship with someone who wants constant control over you is exhausting, draining, and frustrating. This control can destroy the best of affections. Controlling partners tend to manifest themselves in several elements of your life, from your social media to demanding detailed reports by the hour. They suppress, and they make you lose your freedom.
If you are in a relationship where you do not trust your partner, you can be setting yourself up for developing trust issues that may infiltrate other social connections in your life. Suspecting your partner of being dishonest or disloyal is a severe thing, and your partner shouldn’t be raising your suspicions, to begin with.
There should be a reason for this. Irrespective of it is you or your partner that has a problem. When a person breaks our trust, you may want to retaliate by doing the same to them, but revenge is not the right thing to do. After all, you cannot break what is broken, and further, are you making things better by repeating bad behavior? Two people in a relationship need to be open and honest with each other.
So take a long, hard look at your relationships and make sure that they are not toxic or abusive. It isn’t easy looking at things from another perspective, but it is essential. The most crucial thing is to accept the facts, and if a relationship is toxic, you have to remove it from your life, as painful as it may be. Consider it the first step to a better experience and better mental health.
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