I think one of the biggest problems that come with toxic relationships is that the person involved in one is usually not aware of it. They got so used to being mistreated, abused, and taken for granted that it has become a part of their life.
They got addicted to the pain and they can’t seem to find a way out of it. However, more and more women nowadays are finding the strength and courage to leave the toxic man behind and to search for the kind of a relationship they deserve.
So, here’s what will happen when you start dating a good man after a toxic one.
1. YOU’LL START OVERANALYZING EVERYTHING
Even though he showers you with love and affection and treats you the way you deserve to be treated, you still can’t believe that his intentions are real. Something keeps bothering you, so your mind starts overanalyzing everything searching for clues that he is sincere with you and that he won’t hurt you. Hopefully, you’ll calm down and you’ll realize that his love is pure.
2. YOU’LL HAVE ALL THE SUPPORT AND SPACE YOU NEED TO REGAIN YOUR SELF-ESTEEM AND START LOVING YOURSELF AGAIN
He will make you believe in yourself again. He will encourage you to follow your passions that you have forgotten long ago. He will make you feel alive and in touch with yourself again. He will offer you all the space you need to do the things you need to do for yourself. But you’ll know that he’ll be there for you supporting you and loving you always.
3. YOU’LL THINK THAT HE IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
This is because you have lost faith. After a long period of being treated poorly, you can’t help yourself but think that he will turn out to be the same as the one before. You have a hard time accepting the fact that there are still good and nice men out there who treat women with love and respect.
4. YOU’LL WAIT FOR THE ‘PERFECT STORM’
In your previous toxic relationship, fights were a part of your day. They were unexpected, and they were breaking your heart little by little. So, now, when you are with a good man you can’t relax because you are expecting a fight to occur any time soon.
5. YOU’LL APOLOGIZE A LOT
You will apologize to him a lot because you are used to that. In the toxic relationship, you were always the one who apologized even for the things that were not your fault only to avoid fighting and calm him down. So, it is going to take some time before you can start feeling confident again and not feeling the need to apologize for every little thing.
6. YOU’LL START EXPERIENCING ODD FEELINGS
With the good guy, you will start feeling so many good and positive feelings that you are not used to feeling because your last relationship made you feel nothing but misery. So, don’t be scared of the new wonderful feelings – embrace them and enjoy the ride!
7. YOU WILL LEARN TO TRUST HIM
With time, you’ll get used to his good treatment of you and naturally, you’ll begin to trust him. You will finally realize that he doesn’t want to hurt you. That his love for you is genuine and sincere. You will finally learn what true love and commitment feel like.
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