Sometimes when you are in an unhealthy relationship with someone it can be difficult to see everything objectively because of your deep love for them. But looking for some of the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship can help you protect yourself from further pain and heartbreak. The question now is what is an unhealthy relationship and what are the signs of an unhealthy relationship?
- Avoiding problems in a relationship doesn’t make them go away. They just become harder to ignore.
- Cutting yourself off can make it harder to see when a relationship isn’t healthy.
- One sign of an unhealthy relationship is when a person overworked to keep it functioning properly.
The most important truth is the truth we often hide from ourselves when we’re not ready to face our fears or give up on relationships we’ve been clinging to at the expense of ourselves.
When you want a relationship so badly that you avoid these important facts they don’t go away. They start out as a small whisper then grow louder until it becomes harder and harder to ignore them.
However since an unhealthy relationship can cause you to question yourself and your judgment you may ignore the whisper — even as it gets louder. This disconnect from yourself can make it harder to recognize when a relationship isn’t serving you.
Here are 14 signs you may be in an unhealthy relationship.
1.You are not expressing your boundary needs or feelings out of fear that your partner will label you harsh or needy and/or “fight” at you.
2.Multiple friends or family members have expressed genuine concerns about your relationship and how it affects you.
3.You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the relationship but ignore it or rationalize it by telling yourself that all relationships are tough and need work or that you know the other person can change.
4.Because of fear of judgment you feel compelled to hide or distort parts of your relationship when you share with others and may even distance yourself from loved ones as a result.
5.You often feel anxious or tense about your relationship.
6.You overwork (try to save your partner keep the relationship going or overcompensate for their lack of effort) to make the relationship work.
7.The relationship can often feel like an emotional roller coaster and you don’t know when you’re going to be up and down.
8.You’ve been hoping that the people you’re with will eventually change so you can both be happy.
9.You are emotionally insecure or insecure when you are with your partner.
10.You are sacrificing your authenticity for the relationship and losing a part of yourself in the process.
11.You feel bad about yourself in this relationship. You often feel judged by your partner and filled with self-doubt. You may even blame yourself for any issues that arise in the relationship.
12.You notice that after you enter the relationship you start to feel alienated from family and friends.
13.You often feel like you’re walking on thin ice around your partner and conflict in a relationship can often feel emotionally insecure.
14.Your emotional financial and/or sexual boundaries are not being respected in this relationship.