What are toxic relationships? Learn to spot and manage them with these 3 tips

What are toxic relationships? Learn to spot and manage them with these 3 tips.

You may not realize it, but sometimes you are surrounded by people who don't bring anything very positive into your life. Sometimes these are even relationships that can be harmful to yourself. Lear 3 tips to spot them and deal with them.

Love or friendship relationships can have negative sides to them. Toxic relationships can be those where there is some kind of domination or violence. Here are some of the most common ones.

Usually, the victim of this type of relationship does not know what is going on. In a toxic relationship, the victim constantly gives in to the other person's decisions because he or she is controlled and/or manipulated.

Emotional blackmail may  generate feelings of guilt.  

If in your relationship you constantly give in out of fear of such a feeling, you are in a toxic relationship.

1. 1. Relationships based on lies

Relationships based on lies can become toxic

There are people who establish relationships based on lies and deception,  out of a need to obtain affection.

It is a toxic relationship because of deception. Usually, love and bonding are offered to sustain the relationship. As long as the person who is lying gets what they think they need, the relationship is maintained. 

But when the person loses interest, he or she does not mind leaving the relationship, which causes further damage to the victim.

So it's a toxic relationship to watch out for. If you identify the lies in a relationship, seek help to gain the courage to leave the toxic relationship.

2. 2. Relationships Based on Fear

Aviod toxic relationships based on fear.

It can be one of the riskiest. Fear is established in the victim through physical or emotional aggression.

A person who is a victim of a toxic relationship based on fear may suffer from negative emotions such as hate and resentment.

Toxic relationships based on fear cause oppression, low self-esteem, confusion, and feelings of inferiority, among other consequences. 

Fear is the main cause that keeps a person in this type of relationship.

3. 3. Toxic Power Relationships

Toxic Power Relationships can lead to humiliation

When a person, in a friendship, family, or love relationship, takes on the role of boss or boss of the relationship, it indicates toxicity. Power relationships are harmful too.

Establishing hierarchies without justification is another form of oppression. This type of relationship generates humiliation.

Attacking other people's decision-making capacity and autonomy is an incorrect way of relating.

At first, a person who is a victim of a power relationship is not aware of his or her position, but little by little it becomes evident.

Obeying another person to maintain the relationship is an indication of toxicity, and therefore of the need for help.

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