Take the Toxic Relationship Quiz and see if your partner is the one causing the toxicity in your relationship. No email is necessary, and your results are completely confidential. You can also seek help from a relationship therapist or couple therapist if you suspect that your relationship is toxic. Abe Kass is a relationship therapist and MA RSW RMFT and is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Ten warning signs of a toxic relationship
Identifying and addressing problems in your relationship is the first step to improving your quality of life. Taking responsibility for your past behaviors shows that you are self-aware and responsible. You also need to accept that you have been contributing to your partner’s toxicity.
The next step is to invest in the relationship by having deeper conversations and spending more time together. Authentic love requires that your partner respects your needs, values, and opinions.
Toxic relationships often involve feelings of victimhood, diminished self-worth, and dishonesty. Dishonesty and cynicism can ruin a relationship and your life. You cannot grow or improve if your partner constantly criticizes you. It also lowers your standards. If you feel this way, you may want to consider leaving. Toxic relationships take a toll on your time and energy.
Signs that you’re in a toxic relationship
You might feel that your partner is acting toxic, but you’re unsure whether this is true or not. You might ask him or her why they’re acting in a certain way, and it may come …