7 Early Signs That Your Relationship Might Be Toxic part 1

What are some of the early signs that you are about to jump into a toxic relationship? Sometimes the logical steps of understanding if a relationship may become toxic may save you from the heartache or the feeling of investment you will have in that relationship. Let’s say you’ve just met this person and you are going for dates, and everything is going well.

In those initial stages if you can manage to get out of that relationship before you feel invested, before you feel attached, at least it may save you the emotional turmoil, the emotional distress you’ll face later on. That is why understanding some of the early signs that it may become toxic is a good thing to do.

Also, before I share the signs, we need to understand that sometimes these signs don’t mean that the relationship will become toxic. Sometimes some people may just have some toxic behaviors which can be worked on, yes, but we never really know what may happen in the future about someone’s behavior.

So, it’s always better to look at the relationship for what it is now than investing in the relationship with the possibility that once you are in a relationship together with this person, you can now start working on these behaviors.

You might discover that you are drawn into relationships, as a friend once wisely shared, because we often seek companionship during shared challenges. For instance, when you face challenges together and engage in open conversations about them, you may find yourselves growing closer and decide to enter a relationship, hoping to support each other through those challenges. However, it is important to note that while this dynamic is common, it may lead to relationships that are not necessarily healthy.

So, what are some of the common early signs of a toxic relationship?

1. Excessive Jealousy and Possessiveness

The first is where you are dealing with someone who is extremely possessive and jealous. Jealousy and possessiveness in a relationship can manifest in various ways, often stemming from insecurities and fears of losing the partner. For example, imagine a scenario where one partner becomes increasingly possessive and jealous whenever their significant other interacts with someone of your sex, whether it’s a colleague, a friend, or even a casual acquaintance. This partner starts imposing restrictions on their significant other’s social interactions, insisting on knowing the details of every conversation and expressing discomfort whenever their partner spends time with others.

This behavior escalates as the possessive partner begins to monitor their significant other’s online activity obsessively, constantly checking messages and social media profiles. Their jealousy and possessiveness erode their partner’s sense of autonomy and trust. It may also make you feel suffocated, and the relationship is just in the early stages. While occasional feelings of jealousy are natural, excessive possessiveness and attempts to control your behavior is a telltale sign that the relationship may turn out to be abusive.

The cunning nature of this jealousy and possessiveness early on is that it can often be disguised as making your relationship ‘exclusive’. You might find yourself withdrawing from interactions with others, believing that doing so will alleviate your partner’s jealousy. However, extreme jealousy stems from deep-seated insecurities within your partner. Their triggers reveal unresolved issues, often rooted in a fear of abandonment. Merely adhering to their demands to quell their jealousy won’t lead to inner security. True security can only be achieved through introspection and addressing their underlying fears. So, those unresolved. inner fears are what will manifest as toxic behaviors later on if you invest in the relationship

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with healing, finding peace in life and breaking free from these toxic patterns, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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