When you get into a relationship – whether it’s romantic or platonic – you think that it will bring you happiness. Not many people go into relationships thinking that it is going to make them unhappy, right?
Unfortunately, there are many relationships in the world that are very unhealthy. In fact, you can call them downright toxic.
Think of the word “toxic.” It means poisonous. It means detrimental to your health. Hazardous. Potentially deadly.
Usually we use that word to describe things other than people that could potentially kill us – rat poison, hard drugs, too much alcohol or smoking, unhealthy eating, carbon monoxide, etc. You get the point.
However, people and relationships can be just as dangerous to your well-being as any of the above mentioned substances. The problem is that it’s not as easy to identify the toxicity when it comes to a person.
So, let’s begin by…