- Toxic behavior can come in many different forms and often builds up over time.
- A few areas of toxic behavior to be aware of include purposeful humiliation, unreasonable jealousy, and controlling behavior.
- Seek the help of a professional therapist or support group if you find yourself trapped in a toxic relationship.
One of the things that hurts most about a toxic relationship is realizing that you were tricked into it. Most toxic relationships don’t start out being toxic. Commonly, they begin just like any other relationship or may seem too good to be true, but slowly, your partner may begin to subtly blame you for things beyond your control or pick at your faults.
The trauma suffered in a toxic relationship gradually ramps up. It slowly drains you of self-worth and alienates your support system, leaving you feeling trapped and miserable before you even realize the signs. Regardless of if you’re being mistreated emotionally, verbally, or physically, it can be difficult to comprehend that someone you love, and who claims to love you, could victimize you. And sometimes, your partner may not even realize what they’re doing is wrong. Here are 12 sneaky signs that you’re trapped in a toxic relationship.
Healthline describes humiliation as a form of a toxic relationship that may start out with subtle jabs or insults in private and then become full blown yelling and embarrassment in public. It doesn’t take much for a toxic partner to get angry for the smallest of reasons and convince you that you’re the guilty party.
This type of humiliation is meant to make you submissive and to control you in front of others if they know that their public outbursts will make you subservient to their wants and needs.