Marie Claire gives you the toxic signs to watch out for – if you don’t want to end up slipping under...BY RENYI LIM
IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM
You feel drained and exhausted after spending time with him while you deal with his dramas –which of course take priority over your own concerns.
YOU’RE LOSING FRIENDS OVER HIM
Your relationship with your partner has affected your relationship with the other people you care about, including both friends and family, with many expressing doubts and concerns about him. In response – this is key – he’s keen on your cutting ties with them completely, isolating you further.
HIS BEHAVIOUR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE
Whether it’s in public or in private, his actions or the things he says to you may make you feel embarrassed, uneasy or as if he isn’t giving you the respect you deserve.
CONTROL – YOU DON’T HAVE IT
Your relationship impacts other areas of your life, such as your work, ties with your family, and your social life. You feel your decisions are subject to your partner’s whims, or that he has the final say in your life – not you.
HE LIES CONSTANTLY
The lies might start off small as he brushes aside your protests, but there’s a chance that they’ll grow bigger until he finally breaks your trust completely. Don’t they always say honesty is the best policy for a relationship?
YOU’VE CHANGED, AND NOT FOR THE BETTER
Those who’ve known you tell you that you’re not the same person they used to know, especially since the beginning of your current relationship, and that your partner has had a directly negative impact on your personality.