The first few months of a relationship is called the “honeymoon” stage because it is where two love birds are deeply in love and are all over each other.
As time goes by, problems hit to test the love, trust, and respect for one another.
If you have been or in a long-time relationship, then you know what I am talking about.
Yes, you should always have your person’s back, but justifying their wrongdoings is a whole different story.
To further explain my point, check out these 7 warning signs of a probable toxic relationship you might be in right now.
Please note that I am not, in any way, suggesting that you should just break-up and throw your relationship over this list. If you notice any of these within your relationship, then you can discuss it with your significant other and what to do about it.
1: Your partner makes you doubt yourself and change your perception of reality
Say, you are on the phone with your partner and while you are talking, you hear another person’s voice in the background. When you try to ask him/her, he/she will make excuses like it’s just the TV or computer. When you keep pushing, he/she will get upset and make you feel like a crazy jealous partner.
Gaslighting is damaging because not only is a partner lying, but they are messing with your reality, which adds an extra layer of betrayal and jeopardizes your mental health. Learn to trust your gut; if you feel strongly that something is amiss, you are probably right!” ― Kimberly Resnick Anderson, sex therapist and associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine