10 signs of an unhealthy relationship

All relationships go through ups and downs, and this is perfectly normal. It is healthy to feel angry at times and even sad, as long as you are able to be honest and grow together through the process.

10 signs of an unhealthy relationship

Sometimes however, we find ourselves in an unhealthy relationship where this isn’t the case. Over time, these relationships can actually harm us psychologically, damaging our self-esteem and sense of worth. In some cases, it can even turn into domestic abuse.

Take a look below at some common signs of an unhealthy relationship.

1. Insults

Does your partner insult you often? Or do you insult them to feel better about yourself? Saying things to be hurtful on purpose could be a sign that something isn’t right between you.

2. Emotional abuse

Verbal and emotional abuse can be immensely damaging. Feeling afraid or unable to leave your partner is an early warning sign.

3. Selfish behaviour

If either of you are acting truly selfishly and not considering the other’s feelings, you could be compromising your happiness within your relationship.

4. Being unfaithful

Feeling the need to be with someone else in order to get your needs met is a big sign that your relationship needs help.

5. Physical violence

Whether it’s coming from you or your partner, any form of violence is unacceptable.

6. Dishonesty

If you or your partner feel the need to lie about aspects of your life, it could be time to address the relationship. Do you want to move forward in your relationship without being totally honest?

7. Blame

Not taking responsibility for your actions and projecting them onto your partner could signify deeper issues.

8. Self-hatred

How do you feel about yourself when you’re with your partner? Feeling worthless, unattractive or simply not good enough is a clear sign that you aren’t happy in your relationship.

9. Pretense

Feeling as if you have to pretend to be something you’re not is unhealthy. You should always strive to be true to yourself, especially within a relationship.

10. Insecurity

If you’re constantly worried your partner is going to leave you and this is affecting your relationship, you may want to take a closer look at yourself and your relationship to see why this is the case.

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Written by Kat Nicholls
Kat is a Content Producer for Memiah and writer for Counselling Directory and Happiful magazine.
Written by Kat Nicholls
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