6. Restricted social life
A toxic partner will try to isolate you from your friends and family. You will never find yourself getting isolated from your loved ones while being in a healthy relationship. It’s generally way too late when you realize that you don’t have a social life anymore, and the person at fault is your controlling and insecure partner. Believing that they have the utmost claim on you and separating you from your social world is another sign of toxic behavior that you must definitely be aware of.
7. Never tolerate a lack of compassion and empathy
Does your partner lack basic empathy, compassion, and has zero concern for your sexual needs?
The building blocks of a healthy relationship are exhibiting a fair amount of compassion and empathy for your partner. If you feel that your partner never reciprocates these two emotions then you might reconsider the dynamics of your relationship and have a serious word with them.
You are independent and entitled to your sexual preferences, and nobody has the power to force you into doing anything that you don’t wish to do. Your sexual needs should be as important to your partner as their own. Neither they can pressurize you into having coitus nor can they deprive you of it without giving proper reason or explanation.
8. Excessive jealousy and insecurity
A little bit of jealousy and possessiveness can be fun, but too much of it can spoil the entire relationship. No matter what you do, how many proofs you give, your partner has this fixated belief that you are cheating on them. They are constantly jealous of all the people, who have a possible shot with you. Your partner is constantly insecure and worried regarding your whereabouts.
This jealousy and mistrust have become so toxic now that you find yourself giving explanations to your partner for everything you do, everywhere you go, and everybody you meet. Nothing you do assures them about your faithfulness and loyalty. Such kind of toxic behavior can strip you of your optimistic outlook towards life.
9. Never tolerate narcissistic behavior
Its always about them and never about you.
It is a hard job to be in a relationship with a narcissist and its one of the 10 things that you should never tolerate in a relationship. Yes, they might shower an abundance of love and affection on you, but they will always keep themselves as their first and foremost priority. Time and again they will make everything about themselves as if the world revolves around them.
They are materialistic, way too concerned about physical appearance, sometimes shallow, and preoccupied in their world, often losing reality context. Therefore, you will find yourself getting ignored, and eventually, getting lost in your partner’s shadow. This is the last thing that you want – discarding your choices and being a mere part of your partner’s world by completely losing yourself.
10. Say no to those blame games and ego battles
Love is anything but a competition, and neither can it be conditional. One must take responsibility for his mistakes rather than constantly blaming their partners. Healthy relationships are deprived of the blame games and unhealthy competitions. Constructive competitions are always cheered for. But nobody wants a partner who turns every little thing into an unhealthy competition in an attempt to make you come across as the loser.
After a long hard day, when you return home, you expect your relationship to be a safe-heaven and not a battlefield.
If you find more than 8 of these above-mentioned attributes in your relationship then its time that you take the necessary measures to turn your relationship into a healthy one before finally walking away for good. As we re-evaluate our relationships, considering the above-mentioned pointers, we need to keep in mind that it takes two people to have a toxic relationship. Both partners are to be blamed for developing and sustaining it. Therefore, we should introspect ourselves and examine our damaging behavior before scrutinizing our partners.