Society has taught us to emotionally depend on our partner when, in fact, a stable relationship should include giving space and respecting each other. But love is blind, and we often ignore the signs that a relationship is becoming harmful.
Bright Side brings you the warning signs of a toxic relationship. If you identify with most of them, maybe it’s time to rethink your relationship.
1. They don’t let you go out with your friends.
You barely see your friends, and when you do, you always bring your partner along. If this sounds familiar, it could be a warning sign. You have to understand that sometimes a relationship needs space to grow. It is necessary to give each other space to keep from drowning in the relationship.
Spending a lot of time together is like an addiction and is common in that first phase of love. But we must try not to stifle the relationship from the beginning or it may turn into a martyrdom.
2. They control your wallet.
Trust is essential, but you always have to put yourself first. What if the relationship ends and your partner has been managing your money? What would you live on? Economic violence is a form of domination.
It’s perfectly normal for a couple to share experiences and goods. A solution is to combine some of your income into a single pot but to also have separate money.