Sure, you might disagree from time to time or come upon other bumps in the road, but you generally make decisions together, openly discuss any problems that arise, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company, and above all… you’ll compromise.

How will you know if it’s getting toxic? There maybe signs but because you ‘love’ that person, as long as you can, signs are ignored.

The relationship no longer feels the way it used to be.

Something’s changed.

There may be ‘peace’ but it’s a bothering peace. It’s all quiet.

Everything’s slowly shutting down.

Your lights of love are turning off.

It’s becoming toxic.

The longing and respect are not there anymore.

It’s important to be aware of potential red flags in a relationship. Here are some signs that your partner might be displaying problematic behavior:

  1. Controlling behavior
  2. Lack of respect
  3. Excessive jealousy
  4. Manipulation
  5. Lack of accountability
  6. Emotional or physical abuse
  7. Dishonesty
  8. Lack of empathy
  9. Disrespectful treatment of others
  10. Unwillingness to communicate or compromise

It’s important to remember that one or two isolated instances of these behaviors may not necessarily indicate a red flag, as everyone makes mistakes.

However, if these behaviors are persistent and a pattern emerges, it’s crucial to evaluate the health of the relationship and consider seeking professional help or ending the relationship if necessary.