When two people commit to a relationship, they also open up doors to each other emotionally and mentally. This is why it’s very important that your partner brings out the best in you and helps you stay in a positive frame of mind. If the pain outruns the pleasure, you need to accept that it’s time to pack up and leave. You need to stay away from people who are unable to take responsibility for their own actions or make you feel inadequate all the time. You can still deal with toxic exes but if you’re entangled in a toxic relationship right now, it’s time to get out of it.
Here are 10 signs that you might be in a toxic relationship and how to fix it.
But once you’ve decided it’s time to call it quits, then trust that gut feeling. Getting free of that toxic relationship gives you clarity and ensures personal growth. We’re going to leave you with a video that will make you feel pretty good about your decision:
10 Amazing Benefits Of Letting Go Of A Toxic Relationship
1. You Will Focus On Personal Growth
Toxic people tend to bring you down in life. They drain you of your energy, give you insecurities that you never had before and you second guess yourself. But once you remove this person, you gain self-worth that’s absolutely incredible. It is easy to lose yourself while in the midst of an unhealthy relationship. Sometimes you don’t even realize this change has happened until you remove yourself from the relationship entirely. But once you see the situation from a different perspective, you will think, “what was I doing”, and feel grateful for how far you’ve come since then.
2. You Will Be Self Sufficient
You are worth it and you need to drop anyone who thinks otherwise! Drop them and let them go. Move on. You’ll see the world differently about yourself. You once saw single life as lonely, but now you view it as independent. What’s more, you see your newfound independence as a sign of bravery, wholeness, strength, and wisdom. You revel in it because you no longer attach your happiness to someone else. You’re proud to be self-sufficient because it takes a lot to master the art of freeing yourself from others.
3. You Will Have Stronger Friendships
Something unfortunate happens in many toxic relationships– you distance yourselves from those you love. Unhealthy relationships cause us to disconnect from others. But when your relationship ends, you turn to family and friends and realize that they were waiting for you. Now you’re free to rekindle those bonds and strengthen your connections. They’ve been with you all along, so don’t take them for granted. But more than just that, you have a newfound level of appreciation for those you love and what they mean to you.
4. You Will Be More Confident
Their entire purpose at times seemed to be to destroy your entire sense of self-worth, transplanting their voice where your confidence and self-belief once rested. However, now that they’re gone, the veil has been lifted and you can see clearly– that it was all tricks and mirrors, a game of deception that has fallen away and uncovered something you thought had been lost. You can now rebound and become stronger than you once were even before it all started. You still wrestle with the insecurities, but you know it’s gone and you have realized a new level of strength and self-worth through mustering the courage to let go and rid yourself of the toxic relationship for good!
5. You Will Have Clarity
Toxic relationships kill your enthusiasm. When you’re in a draining relationship, you only focus on fixing what is actually hopeless, instead of pursuing what you want. When you finally break through, you rediscover your favourite pastimes and passion projects. This, in turn, provides an emotional outlet and helps you move on from your relationship more quickly. You will clearly see what you want from life and your next partner. It will be like your focus is realigned!
6. You Will Become Calmer
You no longer need to spend every free minute with your toxic partner. There’s no need to waste emotions and experience anxiety for any reason. You have much more free time for yourself and can forget about all the effects of toxic relationships. Besides, you can now control your life yourself and be responsible for everything that happens to you. It is called freedom (which you may have missed for a long time), and with it comes peace and tranquillity. If the breakup is hard for you, try meditating, setting aside 15-20 minutes a day to visualize positive thoughts and images. Meditation is a great way to make yourself happier and restore your peace of mind.
7. You Thrive More & Excel
You realize that investing your energy in your work provides more rewards than any other person can. A fulfilling career gives you the home and the life you want and it doesn’t require that you depend on anyone else. Therefore, you prioritize your career aspirations over any potential love interests. You try out new things because you can. Maybe you cut your hair, try higher stilettos, travel more often, cook complicated dishes, or enjoy risky adventures. As you change, you discover that reinventing yourself is the best way to heal. Instead of giving up on yourself, you find that better things lie ahead.
8. You Appreciate The Little Things Even More
Whether you’re celebrating a treat from a colleague or a text message from your best friend, you find yourself cherishing every moment of the day. After you’ve spent so much time being unhappy in a toxic relationship, you now know what true gratitude means. You get to enjoy and cherish every moment that you couldn’t before. Give yourself time and go with the flow and you’ll see all the wonderful things you missed out on!
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9. You Regain Your Mental & Physical Health
Your toxic relationship most likely affected your health. So, as your post-relationship self-care, you focus on your mental, physical, and spiritual health. You find yourself fighting to regain the wellness that your ex deprived you of. Maybe you head to the gym and eat more healthily. Perhaps you simply put yourself first and enjoy relaxing again. Regardless, you find that as you focus on your health and wellness, you start to feel whole again. You’re not the same person you once were– even before them. Your skin is thick, almost armour-like, and you feel as though you have the power to accomplish anything!
10. You Can Live A Fulfilling Life
There is no better time than now to remember what you like or dislike and set specific goals for yourself. In toxic relationships, you’ve spent too much time and energy with your partner, forgetting your own needs. After breaking up, you will be able to find yourself again and return to the former joys of life. So, get up, dust yourself off, and get ready. It’s time to get your life back. Decide what you want and follow your wishes!
Unsure if you’re in a toxic relationship? Take this quiz to find out and take things into consideration for your betterment.
Watch this video to know 3 signs that you might have a toxic partner. If your partner shows these signs, it’s time to leave. Don’t settle for less, ladies!
You will have to learn how to be happy again, look for joy and happiness in the small things. Before you go to sleep each night, ask yourself what three things made you happy today, even if it’s a walk in the park or a coffee with a friend. It’s hard to let go of a toxic relationship, but amazing things await you on the other side of courage. So, take the first step of the rest of your life!