5 Differences Between a Toxic Relationship and a Healthy Relationship
Not everyone realizes you’re in a toxic relationship. After all, books, on-screen novels, and friends’ stories evoke that love must be strong, sickly, and full of wavering.
To make it easier to check if the current relationship is not healthy, just ask a question: “Do I feel like I have a better version of myself today than I did in the past?” If the answer is positive, the relationship is mature and strengthens both. If a better person has been left behind, it is better to assess the situation and make changes.
One partner does not complete the other’s life. It should complement your life. Both situations happen in a very subtle way and it is important to be careful not to see reality in a wrong way. According to experts for Huffpost, these are the five differences between a toxic and a healthy relationship:
If the person feels free to continue their friendships and practice things of their own interest, their relationship is healthy. When the partner understands that external connections are important to each other’s growth and strengthening the relationship, everything will flow very well.
The opposite situation, when the partner is very connected with the other and does not like to allow freedom in the decisions of others, the other feels obliged to yield to the good of the relation.
The pruned partner ends up regressing and unhappy. Even if he insists on telling everyone that everything is fine, it’s not really because he has no progress. He acts like this only to save the union.
2. Adjustment in behavior
The person acts in a way in the absence of the partner and in his presence, it changes. If this need to change the behavior in front of the partner occurs, the relationship is not healthy.
When the tasks and power in the relationship and home are the same, the relationship goes very well. When it is toxic, one partner is the dominant and the other submissive.
People are not the same, though they are alike. Tastes and interests may diverge and when the couple deals well with it, the relationship is healthy. In a toxic relationship, the partner feels threatened by differences and seeks opportunities to change the other.
For couples who have a good relationship, when something happens that displeases one of them, there will be no fear or fear of debating about it. The communication flows smoothly and the problems of both are resolved by listening to each other’s opinions.
In a toxic relationship, the setbacks will be relieved because the fear or feeling that is not worth trying to solve will always be stronger.
For couples who are really concerned about the partner’s well-being and building a strong relationship, changes will be accepted that will change the relationship to a truly love-filled version.
That love that really cares about the partner, desires his success and complements it to achieve it.
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