Sumary of 7 signs of a toxic relationship and what to do to fix it, according to couple therapists:
- It is possible to repair a toxic relationship in certain instances — and when each partner is committed to trying.
- If your motivation for staying in the relationship isnt your care for the other person but fear of or disinterest in being single, it may be moment to give up the relationship.
- These threats strike fear in many people and I find these are the reasons many, many people stay in unhealthy, unhappy relationships even when wishing for the relationship to end, she says.
- According to Lewis, signs of an abusive relationship include: Physical, emotional, and sexual violence CoercionGaslightingIsolationIntense fear of what might happen if you leave the relationship Important: Creating a safety plan can minimize threat when leaving an abusive relationship.