Signs that you are in a toxic relationship.

Dec 17th, 2020 | by  Jyotsana Rathore


It is often said that relationships take hard work. At times relationships don't work out and you get yourself involved in a toxic or unhealthy relationship that might affect you and your life. 

A toxic relationship can be one of the worst things you ever experience and if you are caught into one, your whole life can become a mess. 

A toxic relationship is basically described as a relationship which has gone bitter. It is a relationship between people where they don’t support each other, there’s conflict and one seeks to undermine the other, where there’s competition and there’s disrespect. Even the best relationships can fall into toxicity.

But how do you know when a relationship is not healthy and isn't working out anymore?

Here are some of the most common signs of toxicity in relationships.

1. Lack of support.

You see that there is no support given or taken. There is only negativity around you. Your time together lacks positivity and there is no support for you and your goals. You don't feel like the other person has your back. Support is a key aspect of every relationship and if there is a lack of support then that relationship won't work out well.

2. Dishonesty.

You find yourself or the other person constantly lying. You don't want to or you don't feel safe sharing the truth with them. You start hiding or lying about basic things. You don't have the trust you should have. You start being dishonest about your actions. These are the signs that your relationship is toxic and isn't on the right track.

3. You fight a lot.

There is a constant fight between you and the other person. You start yelling, screaming, or threatening each other. Arguments are a part of your daily life. You argue or fight over every little thing. If you or the other person does that too often, you need to think that something is wrong and isn't working out.

4. They are abusive.

If you are facing any kind of abuse be it verbally, physically or sexually, you need to get help and get out of that kind of relationship. This is the worst kind of relationship which is not at all good for you. You should stay away from a relationship which traps you, which bounds you and which hurts you and your self-esteem.

5. Changing yourself.

If you change yourself to be what the other person wants and they never bring out the best in you, then that is not a sign of a good relationship. If you start to feel low about yourself, start doubting yourself and don't feel like yourself around them then that isn't a good sign. The other person should love you for who you are.

6. Unhappiness.

The first and biggest sign of a toxic relationship is unhappiness. If you are not happy being with someone, you should know that this isn't good for you. You start feeling depressed or your mental health is being affected then that is a sign of a really toxic relationship. A good relationship should be one which comforts you, brings out the best in you and keeps you happy.

7. All take, no give.

If you are in a kind of relationship where there is only take and no give from the other side, then that is a sign of a toxic relationship. In a relationship, there should be efforts from both sides. A relationship should not be lopsided. If the relationship is one-sided it is never going to last.


Relationships are important, and a toxic relationship can cost you a lot. No relationship is better than a healthy relationship. It is rightly said, some people are like clouds, once they disappear it's a beautiful day.



Jyotsana Rathore

Jyotsana Rathore

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