Unfortunately, the duration is not necessarily the indicator of the health of a couple. Moreover, toxic relationships often last over time, but to the detriment of your own happiness. So how do you know if your relationship is healthy or not? The first sign is certainly the lack of naturalness. An unhealthy relationship often prevents you from being yourself. You feel obligated to play a role in order to conform to the expectations of the other. A malaise which, of course, is not reciprocal.
The other telltale sign is lack of confidence. You are often the victim of the suspicion of the other. This without the reasons for this lack of confidence being really founded. Yet trust is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. This relationship is therefore toxic when you feel constantly accused and criticized. Also, the unhealthy side can be defined by a great imbalance in the couple. Generally, investment in the relationship is a one-way street. One gives everything he has to make the relationship work while the other just enjoys it.
Communication is the basis of a healthy relationship
Of course, a relationship is considered unhealthy when communication is undermined. Generally, in a toxic relationship, dialogue is often difficult both within the couple and outside it. Moreover, in this type of relationship, one of the partners goes to great lengths to limit the couple’s interactions with the outside world. Following the frequent arguments, the victim tends to isolate himself.
If you experience these symptoms within your couple, then it is essential to take a step back. Of course, getting out of this state of abuse is not easy. This is why it is advisable to seek help from relatives or involve a third party, according to Sylvie Tenenbaum, psychotherapist.