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13 signs that you’re in a toxic relationship

Do you keep waiting or hoping your partner will change?


Does your partner give you the silent treatment?


Do you find it hard to trust your partner?


Toxic relationships can be hard to identify...


We don’t want to acknowledge it because we love them…


But there are some behaviours that clearly cross the line... may it be emotional, verbal, physical, or financial abuse.


Some signs are so subtle we don't always recognise the problems they are causing.

Every relationship has a level of toxicity. And we all have the ability to be toxic. But a relationship should be built on trust, respect, and love.


Here are some signs that your relationship may be toxic:

  1. Lack of trust - Every relationship needs trust. Without it, it’s like a car without petrol. You can stay in it but it will not go anywhere.

  2. You feel drained - Your body feels unhealthy. You’re in constant pain, may it be physical or emotional. You wake up exhausted.

  3. Never-ending judgment - You’re constantly being criticized and it's not helpful but rather, feels like they’re belittling you.

  4. Lack of communication - You’re never on the same page, worse still it’s like you’re never in the same book.

  5. Insufficient support - Your partner should be your number 1 cheerleader, and if you feel like they’re not, then there’s something wrong.

  6. Full of envy - Your partner should support you, cheer you up and clap for you.

  7. Makes you unhappy - If you’re just staying because of comfort, it’s familiar, it’s what you know but it doesn’t make you happy.

  8. Blaming others - If your partner keeps on blaming other people for every problem that they have.

  9. One-sided relationship - If you feel like you’re the only one working for your relationship.

  10. Lowers your self-esteem - If they constantly make you feel that you are not good enough and no one will like you apart from them.

  11. You feel isolated - You feel like they want to isolate you from your friends, family, or plans. They want your world to be surrounded by just them.

  12. You hide things - You don’t tell the full story and leave details out when talking to your family or friends so your relationship looks normal.

  13. You feel unsafe - This may be physical or emotional but you feel on edge like you have to be able to leave at any time, just in case.

These little signs are not always obvious because as I said we can all be a little toxic at times, but we have to look at the bigger picture and be honest with ourselves.


A good relationship should make you feel loved, happy, secure, cared for, respected, and free to be yourself.


You deserve all the love in the world so do not settle for an unhappy, unhealthy toxic relationship. It’s never going to end up the way you want it to.


If you need someone to talk to and you want to change something in your relationship or life in general...


Book a free call today or drop me a message…


Love Chelsea x