These days having a healthy relationship where both people respect each other, trust each other and are self-contained is getting harder. Manipulative, masked and abusive relationships are more common than you imagine. These attitudes can be explicit or more subtle, making it difficult for the victim to understand the situation. So let’s help you understand the signs that you are in a toxic relationship.
Toxic relationships are characterized by many problems, such as lack of mutual support, competition, criticism, demands, jealousy and excessive control, threats, disrespect and, often, psychological (with blackmail and cover-up) and even physical aggression. These attitudes cause trauma, affect self-esteem, and can make the person feel depressed or anxious. In addition to affecting our social and professional life, the important thing is to remember that we can change this situation.
Sexuality consultant and specialist, Roberta Pavon, says that abusive relationships can greatly influence our psychology and, consequently, manifest bad feelings in our body, such as: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, guilt, shame, fear and anger. In the physical, the common sensations we see are insomnia, headaches, nightmares, irritability, lack of concentration, lack of appetite, and more.
“If you identify any of these signs, it is very important to understand what is happening and open a dialogue with the person. State how you feel and notice if there are any changes in attitude. If nothing changes, seek help, chat with people you trust. Today there are many resources available to help deal with this type of situation. Never hesitate to ask for help to get out of an abusive relationship.” alert Roberta.
Seeking professional help is one of the best options for anyone looking for help right now. Therapy will help you identify where the problems are, how to fix them, and get you back on the road to self-knowledge.
If you understand that you are in a toxic relationship, the first step is to establish boundaries and agreements through sincere dialogue. Try to prioritize your physical and mental health, do not hesitate to leave a relationship that is harmful to the time you have been together or to what this person means to you.
Look for some signs and consider whether to continue or end the relationship:
- You don’t trust your partner;
- Live ending and coming back;
- You sacrifice more for the relationship (there is no reciprocity);
- You fell apart for no reason;
- You have very different values and life plans;
- You no longer feel like committing to the relationship;
- Fight a lot;
- You have thought about breaking up many times.
Second chances are good, if you think that the current problems will pass and it will be possible to work around the situation, it is worth making arrangements and observing the results. If things don’t change, or you don’t think you have another path without a breakup, have a broad and clear conversation with your partner.
While breaking up a relationship is an uncomfortable and painful experience, it is often necessary. The pain can be intense in the first moments after the breakup, but it is fleeting. It will become manageable over time, as with all life experiences that trigger negative emotions.
“It is important to remember that these feelings are part of the process of coping with loss. Allow yourself to feel all of this, embrace yourself, and try to lean on friends and family to get you through this difficult time. If you feel the need, seek expert help. Allow yourself to experience this for a while and then open yourself up to begin a new phase. concludes Roberta Pavon.
Do post toxic relationships have a way out? first appeared on Look Digital.
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I’m David Jackson, a professional news writer and author at Run Down Bulletin. I specialize in writing health news stories that offer readers the latest information on medical discoveries, treatments and advancements.