How to Escape and Move on From Toxic Relationships

Abraham II
7 min readMay 10, 2021

From a candid point of view.

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Anyone who is emotionally available to dating would want an ideal relationship. Most of us want the fairytale “happy ever after,” or at least something close to that.

In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find someone with whom you are highly compatible and with whom you can build your idea of a perfect relationship.

Indeed, people differ in their perceptions of what makes an ideal, near-perfect relationship; while some females love the dominant macho man, others love the sweet, tender, somewhat clingy man. Some others love the dangerously mystified man, while yet another group prefer men who are simple and down to earth. These choices also vary from the male perspective.

So many factors influence what we perceive to be the ideal partner for us. Our background, locality, and past experiences all shape the perfect partner for us in our hearts. These are the traits we set out to look for when we search for an ideal relationship.

However diverse our wants are in finding our better halves, there are general requirements that must be present for any relationship to thrive; the absence of such conditions builds an aura of discontent in a relationship and leads to what we all call a toxic relationship.

This article shall discuss what exactly a toxic relationship means, what traits define it, and how to move on once we identify we are in one.

What Is a Toxic Relationship?

Do you feel unhappy and sad whenever you think of your relationship?

Do you feel happier being with other people and miserable being with your partner?

Do the actions of your partner directly or indirectly deprive you of your happiness?

If the answer to all these is yes, then you’re probably in a toxic relationship.

While the specific characters that define a toxic relationship may vary from person to person, one thing is usually constant; if that relationship deprives you of your peace and happiness directly or indirectly, it is toxic.