Nobody intentionally starts a bad relationship. At the start there is a honeymoon period where all you see are positive qualities. As time passes and feelings grow it can be hard to tell if the relationship has turned toxic. One of the signs it is time to move on is if you have no personal freedom. You should not lose your sense of self to be part of a couple. Another indication is if you and your partner interact in a negative manner more than 20% of the time. Occasional disagreements are normal and can help you grow as a couple, but constant arguing is big red flag. Finally, if you spend a significant amount of time wishing your partner was not around it is time to get out.
- You are not allowed to do the things you want to do
- The exchange of positive and negative comments is too negative
- This are too tense with your significant other and you would rather be alone than with them
“People who control their partners are insecure about their ability to meet their needs.”