What kind of a relationship are you in?, Is it a lively relationship or a toxic relationship.
No relationship is perfect, in the personal or the business sphere. But for the most part, a good relationship makes you feel secure, happy, cared for, respected, and free to be yourself.
That’s why it’s important to step back once in a while and review. Not as an evaluation; as a check in with yourself. Maybe you’re the one who’s making the relationship toxic?
Here are a few reasons that your in a Toxic Relationship;
- Feeling drained. If, instead of feeling happy and productive, you’re always mentally, emotionally, and even physically drained, it’s time to re-evaluate.
- Lack of trust. A relationship without trust is like a car without gas: You can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere.
- Hostile atmosphere. Constant anger is a sure sign of an unhealthy relationship. You should never be around hostility because it makes you feel unsafe.
- Occupied with imbalance. A one-sided relationship can never run smoothly.
- Constant judgment. In judgmental relationships, criticism is not intended to be helpful but rather to belittle.
- Persistent unreliability. Mutual reliability is important to building trust and is at the core of any good relationship.
- Nonstop narcissism. If the other party’s interest in the relationship is really just a reflection of him or herself, it’s impossible to achieve any kind of balance.
- Loaded with negative energy. It’s almost impossible for anything positive to come out of a relationship filled with negativity.
- Lack of communication. Without communication, there is no relationship. Period.
- Continuous disrespect. Mutual respect is the first requirement of a good partnership.
- Mutual avoidance. If you spend your time avoiding each other, that tells you all you need to know.
- Insufficient support. If you cannot turn to each other, is there a reason to be in the relationship?
- Ceaseless control issues. If one person is in control, or a constant tug-of-war is going on, you’re probably spending too much energy navigating the relationship.
- Never-ending drama. Good relationships improve your life; they don’t make it messier.
- Persistent self-betrayal. If you find yourself changing your opinions to please someone else, you’re in a damaging relationship.
- Constant challenges. All relationships go through challenges, but good relationships work through them.
Relationships are important, and a toxic relationship can cost you dearly in time and energy that you could be putting to much better use.
Stay true to yourself and your values, listen to your heart, and be strong if you need to extricate yourself from a toxic relationship.