It’s easy to fall for the wrong type of man, especially since some people don’t reveal themselves fully until much later. There isn’t just one definition of what a toxic relationship is––it varies from person to person––however, there are some things to be on the lookout for. Follow these steps so you can break free from this cycle and finally form the type of relationship you really want.
Surround yourself with positive people
Having a friend who is blunt with you about your decisions will help in the long run, even if you don’t want to hear what they have to say. It’s difficult to see what’s wrong with a relationship when you’re the one involved. You need an objective observer (who you can trust) on the outside of the relationship to tell you what they see.
Don’t give in
People can give you the illusion of appearing like the total package, so even after you leave, you may feel drawn back to them. Stay strong. Remind yourself of how awful he made you feel – especially if you feel a pull to reconnect with him.
Reflect on your morals
Anyone you are involved with should share your core values with you. If you find that you’re attracted to those who don’t, it might help to make a physical list. It’ll be eye-opening to see these important values written down, especially because you might not be fully aware of them yourself. You may then consider them more carefully for future relationships.
Know your worth
Remind yourself that you are worthy of love – and you deserve to be treated like royalty. Don’t let anyone try and tell you that you are less than what you are.
Be OK with being alone
Remember that it’s better to be on your own than to be involved with someone who constantly brings you down. Once you distance yourself from toxic men, you will open up a new avenue for healthy and loving relationships.