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8 Toxic Behaviors To Never Tolerate In A Relationship

Toxic Behaviors To Never Tolerate In Relationship

Love is simple. But relationships are complicated. Relationships, whether romantic or not, can be the greatest source of happiness, fulfillment, satisfaction, and motivation. Our relationships define who we are – make us feel more capable and confident and strongly influence our emotional and mental health.

Toxic relationships, however, especially romantic ones, can leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted, and emotionally broken. 

When we love someone, we often accept certain behaviors from our partners that harm your mental health and self-esteem. And often these behaviors are so subtle that we ignore it and choose to stay in toxic and unhappy relationships.

Yes, every relationship has its ups and downs, but when love, compassion, and respect is missing from your relationship, you may want to make better decisions and start protecting your mental health.

Here are a few relationship deal-breakers that you should never accept in a relationship no matter what –

10 Toxic Behaviors You Should Never Tolerate in a Relationship

1) Abuse

This one goes without saying, but unfortunately, many people, mostly women, stay in relationships where they are regularly abused by their partners. Abuse, whether emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual, can never be a sign of a healthy relationship.

Emotional and verbal abuse can be subtle and can completely destroy your self-esteem. The more you tolerate emotional abuse, the more you will lose your self-confidence and become increasingly dependent on your abusive partner. And you don’t really want that do you?

If your partner, or family member, becomes physically violent, hurts you in any way, or exploits you sexually, then it’s a clear sign for you to leave the relationship.

Sure people fight in relationships all the time, but when you are at the receiving end every single time, then it is nothing but abuse. You can always choose to walk away.

2) Manipulation and control

Does your partner tell you what to do even when you don’t want to? Do you meet their expectations without asking any questions? Do they freak out when you don’t do what they want? 

Toxic partners often control and manipulate you by making you feel guilty or love-bombing you, leaving you feeling confused.

They want you to think, feel and experience life the same way they do which can be damaging for your mental health and lifestyle. Of course, we need to make compromises and sacrifices in a relationship, but it needs to happen willingly, from both sides. If they are always telling you how to live your life, then you need to set some boundaries and communicate openly with your partner.

Identifying an overly controlling partner may not be easy all the time, but you should spot the red flags and refuse to tolerate such manipulation in your relationship.

Read 5 Types Of Psychological Manipulation And How To Deal With Them

3) Being unapologetic

Does your partner take responsibility for their actions and behaviors? Or do they always shift the blame and never apologize for the mistakes they made?

Accepting our mistakes and apologizing for them can be difficult for some people, but if they always shift the blame because of their low self-esteem, then it is something you should never tolerate.

When your partner repeatedly refuses to take responsibility and blame you instead, they dismiss your feelings. Instead of owning up to their mistakes, they become defensive and start pointing fingers to manage their own emotions. They would rather be emotionally distant and angry than address your emotional needs at the moment.

When you accept such behavior, you deliberately kill all emotional closeness in your relationship.

Read 9 Signs of An Untouchable And Unapologetically Powerful Woman

4) Cheating

Infidelity in a relationship is a clear sign of disrespect and a breach of trust. But sometimes, we ourselves can be at fault and drive our partner into the arms of another person. If it is an isolated incident and your partner is remorseful, then there may be a chance that you can make your relationship work. 

But if cheating has become a habit and your partner doesn’t even care how much their toxic behavior may hurt you, then you should simply walk away. Trust, once broken, can never be put back together. 

If your partner does not value you or your relationship and if they are more interested in someone else, then you should never tolerate such disrespect. 

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Theo Harrison

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