Types of Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships can be dangerous for your mental health and your life in general. So, you have to be careful with your dating life.

Dating is a minefield, and an unruly, unfair minefield. But wouldn’t it be great if you had a map to avoid the miscreants, idiots and general fools you encounter when you do date? Below are 10 examples of toxic relationships and personality types that you will want to avoid.

1. The Controller

If you happen to find yourself with someone who wants to control your entire life, then leave them this very minute. No human being should be told what to do, who to speak to, what to wear…you get the gist. A person who tries to control another, unfortunately, is someone who will not change, so don’t stick around to find out.

2. The Downer

Don’t every date someone who never looks on the bright side of life. If they always on the negative how is your relationship every going to be a positive thing? This kind of person will want to totally drain you of your positivity. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

Being around this kind of negativity may even cause you to view life in a negative way.

3. The Liar

If you pick on a lie to the parents or friends, chances are you will be lied to at some point. Yes, the odd white lie is not a big idea, but do you want to date a liar? Despite the rush, you don’t want to be creeping through their facebook/telephone trying to catch them out. Don’t put yourself in that stalking position and get out.

4. The Perfectionist

The problem with a perfectionist is that you will never be god enough, you will never be thin enough, never be fit enough or clever, neat etc you get the picture. When you date a perfectionist they will always find something that you aren’t as good at. Don’t be someone who finds fault, be with someone who accepts your faults and things you are great the way you are, imperfections and all.

5. The Manipulator

This type of person will seriously mess with your head and work on their own terms, not considering you in the slightest. You don’t want to date someone who isn’t capable or approaching you about the smallest of things. You don’t want a game player, you want a game changer.

6. The Cheater

Just no. Someone who cheats on you lacks total respect for you and so we shouldn’t even be having this conversation about whether to be with a cheater. Never be with someone who doesn’t value you. Period.

7. The Binge Drinker

Avoid a heavy drinker. Why? Because you’ll never know how you work sober if they are a heavy drinker. Going out together and getting drunk is all well and good but if you can’t have a weekend sober enjoying each others company then you have problems and its best to walk away.

8. The Competitor

If you are with someone who views life as a competition you are either always going to the loser or be dealing with a bad sport. It’s important to encourage and congratulate your partner on their achievements, not resent them. This leads to a very unhealthy relationship.

In a relationship, you should be looking to support each other, and not reducing your own achievements to make someone else feel better.

9. The Abuser

If you are ever hurt in any way, walk away. It’s safe to say they won’t change and walk away. Walk away before anything serious happens.

10. The Insecure one

If you date someone who is insecure they are always going to be jealous of you. If your partner isn’t confident then they will always doubt you and this will lead to them checking your phone and eventually trying to control you. Walk away now.

Remember these toxic relationships examples and be aware!

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By Holly W.