Relationships require efforts from both parties to make it successful. However, you have to know when you’re in a toxic relationship and how to break free from it.
A toxic relationship is draining and will leave you exhausted emotionally. Are you always scared to upset your partner? Do you always feel guilty when you have an argument? Do you go extra miles to satisfy them? Are you uncertain on whether you still love your partner or not?
If you experience any of this, then it’s time that you have a talk with your partner and conveys your feelings honestly. You have to express exactly how you’re feeling. If your partner cares about you, they will strive to change and if they don’t, then it is time to make a decision on your relationship.
When you make the decision to walk away, you have to make sure that you end things in a proper way. Know that loving your partner is not enough to save your relationship.
You know this is the right thing to do so you have to learn to let go. You must find the strength to let go of your past and move on with life.
To get away from a toxic relationship, you have to cut off all ties with your partner. Do not visit places that are certain you might meet them and delete their number.
This will remove anything that will remind you of them and prevent them from creeping back to your life.
Accept that your partner won’t change
People do not change easily and it is difficult to change the habit that someone has been accustomed to for years.
Although, some people actually change but if you’ve been in a relationship with someone for too long and you’ve tried several means to make your partner change and it all turned futile, it might be the time to move on.
Look for positivity
Start to embrace a positive mindset and stick quotes to your door, fridge…or anywhere within your sight. Quotes like ‘I’m confident and beautiful.’ ‘I deserve the best.’ ‘I am strong and beautiful’ will go a long way in making you feel better.
Take a vacation
Take a break from your normal routine and give yourself time to heal. You can take some time off at work, travel and explore somewhere different. If you can’t travel, you can go to the cinema, visit the new restaurant down your street, meet new people, etc.
These are things that will take your mind off your past and make you focus on new things.
Know that it is important that you take care of yourself and be with someone that will value you. A toxic relationship will affect you emotionally and psychologically, so try to stay away from it!