Do you feel like something is off in your relationship, but you can’t put your finger on it?
More often than not toxic red flags don’t show up right away in relationships. Often months or even years can go by before someone’s true colors start to show. Why? This is because the partner who is toxic generally needs time to emotionally get you hooked on them before their dark side becomes known.
They may be charming, funny, and exciting at first, but it’s only a matter of time before the toxicity will begin to erupt. It happens so slowly that often you won’t even recognize it until you’re already in love, making it that more challenging to walk away.
Here Are 15 Signs Your Relationship Is Unhealthy:
1.You Don’t Feel Supported
Life is full of ups and downs, yet your partner never seems to really be there to celebrate your wins or to help you overcome the losses. They only think about their needs and expect you to figure things out on your own.
2. Your Communication Is Volatile or Non-Existent
Communication with a toxic partner can be extremely stressful and often verbally abusive. You may experience criticism, passive aggressive digs, or hostility. On the contrary, you may also have a partner who stonewalls. They shut you out to punish you for challenging their beliefs.
3. You Have A Lack Of Trust
Neither you or your partner trust each other. This could be due to infidelity or a partner trying to have control over the other. Your partner may constantly question your whereabouts, ask to check your phone, or expect you to check-in with them every hour.
4.You Carry All The Financial Weight
Finances is often the number one reason for a relationship ending. If you are carrying all the financial weight, then your partner does not respect you. They are using you to foot the bill for the relationship while they spend their money on their own personal needs. This could be you being expected to pay big-ticket items like housing, travel, or even borrowing money without any intentions of paying you back.
5.You Feel Constantly Rejected or Judged By Them
They constantly put you down and make fun of you until you no longer feel confident about yourself. They may even reject you sexually making you feel undesirable. They do this because they are self-projecting their weaknesses or attachment issues onto you.
6.You Are Walking On Eggshells
You never know what mood they will be in. One day they are caring and the next they are a vampire. You constantly feel anxious to express your needs because you don’t want to deal with their wrath.