True love is something that everyone craves, desires, and hopes for. Many of us love the idea of being in love. However, sometimes we don't recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships, even though we feel deeply unhappy, lonely, or frightened. It can be hard to admit to ourselves and others that our relationship is anything less than perfect.
Acknowledging and being aware of the problems forthrightly, and seeking help to learn better relationship skills is the only way to find peace of mind and regain happiness. Here are a few signs of unhealthy relationships.
Keeping you away from friends, family, or other people. This is when your partner makes you choose between them and your friends. They try to limit or monitor the people that are a part of your life, this can lead to insisting you spend all your time with them. Also, your partner make you question your own judgement of friends and family, and making you feel dependent on them for money, love or acceptance.
Jealousy is a feeling that many people feel in many relationships and friendships. However, jealousy becomes unhealthy when someone lashes out or tries to control you because of it. This can be getting upset when you text or hang out with people your partner feels threatened by, accusing you of flirting or cheating, being possessive over you or even going so far as to stalk you.
Abuse of alcohol or drugs by one or both partners make it impossible to have an genuine and healthy relationship. The substance can alter one’s behavior and personality, impairing judgement and self-control. As the abuse continues, it pushes the couple farther and farther apart.
Respect is very significant for a healthy relationship. Relationship shows that each partner understands the other, and they respect one another’s boundaries. When one partner stops respecting the other, it reveals he or she no longer supports the other’s values and needs. Love alone can’t hold you together without mutual respect.