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Can Toxic Relationships Be Healed?
Is your relationship toxic?
- Do I feel bad in this relationship? And if I do – have I felt like this since the beginning, or is it something recent?
- Do I feel that my partner is purposely trying to make me feel bad (or, I am the one doing that)?
- Can I communicate to my partner and tell him/her how I am feeling?
If by answering these questions you think that it might just be a rough patch – good, you can start fixing it! We also have some advice for getting over a rough patch here.
But, if you think the relationship is truly toxic and it is not just a phase, then read on and hopefully you will find some advice that you can use in your situation.
Understand the roots of your toxic relationship
What are expressions of a toxic behavior?
What happens in a toxic relationship?
So, can (or should) a toxic relationship be healed?
Rise above emotional manipulation and mind games
Assess the damage done
Build a strong foundation for healing
When your foundation is crumbling, ideally you should have a talk with your partner and explain how you feel about your relationship.
If your partner agrees that there are problems in your relationship, then you should both make an effort to work on them.
But if you decided to that this is the end for your relationship and you want to break up, then know what you might expect.
In the worst-case scenario, when your partner is not only toxic, but controlling and maybe even abusive, it is necessary to prepare yourself that breaking up might be more difficult than it should be, as these persons tend not to let go easily, so be sure you have family or friends, where to go to.