Signs You're in a Toxic Relationship (And What To Do About It)

If your partner tries to control where you go, who you see, what you wear, or makes most decisions without input from you, that's a glaring red flag

However, if someone constantly finds fault and puts you down, that's not building you up - it's undermining you

Some jealousy shows your partner cares. But repeated accusations of cheating or interrogations about who you talk to reveal extreme possessiveness

Someone obsessed with monopolizing all your time isolated you from loved ones is a worrying sign

High highs and low lows take a toll. Intense arguments followed by periods of hoovering sweetness build an addictive cycle

Partners who repeatedly ignore or disrespect boundaries show they don't care about your consent or wishes. Major red flags include pressuring you into unwanted sexual activity

One-sided relationships involve endless excuses and blaming others for toxic behavior. But true intimacy requires owning mistakes and showing willingness to change negative patterns.

.Consistently feeling hurt, overwhelmed, sad, worthless or like you’re “going crazy” strongly suggests toxicity is taking its toll

If you see multiple signs on this list, prioritize some self-care. Speak to friends and family about your partner’s troubling behaviors