When we decide to step into the dating game it is with the intention of finding the perfect soulmate with whom we could spend our lives with. But, unfortunately, we don’t always get we want.
There are good people out there, however, there are also toxic individuals who feed off our good intentions and our pure hearts. Greedy, treacherous, energy-sucking vampires who are always seeking out their next victim.
These people tend to come disguised as the things you’ve yearned for the most. They’ll observe you from afar and will probably attack you the second you’re at your most vulnerable.
So, the thing about them is that you won’t always be able to notice their malicious intention, right up until they capture into their trap. However, recognizing this state is the first step towards liberating yourself.
Here are 11 sure signs that a toxic relationship is indeed impacting your life and you need to do something about it:
1. YOU FEEL ISOLATED FROM YOUR LOVED ONES
Toxic, energy-greedy individuals know that your friends and family are your voice of reason. They’re the people who’ll love you no matter what and will risk their lives in order to prevent you from getting hurt.
That is why, in order to avoid sabotaging their malicious mission, they’ll slowly isolate you by poisoning your mind with negative thoughts about them. A toxic person will do whatever is in their power to make sure you have no one to turn to other than themselves.
2. YOUR SELF-ESTEEM IS GETTING LOWER
As day by day passes by, you feel like you have no power to express your thoughts. It seems like they’ve taken away your self-esteem.
The only communication between you and your toxic partner is attacks, insults, and put-downs. It’s a vicious game of manipulation that goes on forever. And that’s exactly what they do.
3. YOU ARE SCARED FOR YOUR FUTURE
You start to feel like this relationship is making a wrong turn. And you begin to fear for what lies ahead of you. However, the choice exists only within you.
You are the only person who is held accountable for your future outcome. Make sure to make it worthwhile. Escape the prison you’re in and free yourself.
4. YOU ARE QUICK TO LASH OUT ON PEOPLE
Anxiety is overflowing your mind and thoughts. You find yourself picking up fights and lashing out at just about everyone.
Whether it’s your family or a coworker you have a tension building up inside you. It’s because you’ve accumulated a lot of anger and pain. You need to let go.
5. YOU AVOID SHARING YOUR OPINION ON ANY TOPIC
You’ve become a literal prisoner of the relationship. Being quiet and walking on eggshells is your daily routine around them.
There was a time when you had a strong, opinionated nature… but unfortunately, they’ve succeeded to lessen your power.
And for some reason, you agreed to move on with this life accepting silence as a coping mechanism.
6. YOU ARE CONSTANTLY EXHAUSTED
The care and effort you put into a loving relationship will always keep you on your feet, but when you are stuck knee deep in a toxic unity, it can slowly drive you crazy and eventually leave you exhausted.
7. YOUR WEIGHT IS DRASTICALLY CHANGING
And all that stress you experience is manifesting in unhealthy and harmful habits. You struggle with insomnia, you start drinking, and over-eating. Your biological rhythm is making a wrong turn. Your unhealthy choices are resulting in excessive weight loss or obesity.
8. AT TIMES, YOU BEGIN TO QUESTION YOUR SANITY
It seems like everything that happens between you two it’s your own fault. Or that’s what they say. They tend to manipulate the facts by putting all the blame on you.
A toxic person will always make everything about themselves. And if that means messing up with your sanity, they won’t think twice before they drive you crazy.
9. YOU BEGIN TO LIE TO YOURSELF AND YOU’RE AWARE OF IT
It’s time for some raw and uncensored talk. Your partner may have been lying and manipulating you for a long time, but if you are still there after all that’s been going on, you are the one who continued to lie to yourself.
You are actually convincing yourself it’ll eventually get better, even though deep inside your soul you know there’s no “happily ever after” for you two.
You need to get a hold of yourself and step out of that vicious cycle of manipulation. And the sooner, the better.
10. YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE NO SAY IN YOUR FINANCES
As if it wasn’t enough they took over you, your partner has also taken control of your finances. They play a wicked game of using your income source to create a sense of dependence.
Because it’s less likely you’ll leave them if you feel like they desperately need you in order to survive.
11. YOU CAN’T RECOGNIZE THE PERSON YOU’VE BECOME
It’s the final straw. The drop that overflows the glass. This toxicity keeps destroying your mind and soul. It’s ruining the real, true personality of yours.
You look at yourself and you are aware that you’re not the person you once were. And you beat yourself up for letting another, terrible being inflict such pain on you.
Listen to me and make the initial step to save yourself. You’ll be fine. Believe me.