6 signs of a toxic relationship.
Experts called the signs of a toxic relationship, in which you may be to blame, and not the partner, reports otvprim.ru.
- You have a superiority complex.
Rolling your eyes, twisting your lips in disgust, or using a sarcastic tone with your partner are just a few clear signs of a toxic relationship.
Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed 373 newlywed couples and found that partners who yelled at each other and showed contempt during the first year of marriage were more likely to divorce.
- You are a master of manipulation.
It’s no secret that lying is bad for relationships, but manipulation takes them to a whole other level of destruction. Manipulation can include accusing a partner of insanity or paranoia to keep them away from the truth. “The triple threat to a relationship occurs when you hide information, lie about it, and then make your partner look like an idiot and make them think that it’s their fault that they asked and thought so at all,” says psychologist Stan Tatkin.
- You always threaten to break up.
No one likes to waste time and energy arguing, but you can’t threaten to break up every time things go wrong. Threatening to end a relationship won’t solve anything and is a sign of a toxic relationship. Do not threaten to break off the relationship, unless you are really going to break it off. Before you start saying things you might later regret, go somewhere else to cool down and think rationally.
- You quickly lose friends and relationships.
Look around and see who is around you. Do you have family and friends, or have you burned many bridges? If so, you may want to ask yourself if you have a problem. Try calling a friend or ex to ask where something went wrong so you can see and understand the error.
- You avoid conflict like the plague.
Life is full of ups and downs, just like relationships, so you need to recognize that not everything will always consist of rainbows and butterflies. People think that by avoiding conflict, they are doing something good, but in fact it is quite dangerous. It drives your partner crazy because they can’t communicate with you unless it’s about something positive.
- Your partner is always the last to hear your news.
Your favorite person should be at the top or near the top of the list of those with whom you share the news. This means that he must be the first person you trust. If not, then this type of behavior can be interpreted by your partner as a betrayal, and this, logically, harms the relationship.