Toxic relationships can make you feel unhappy, undermine your self-worth, and even make you wonder whether you deserve love at all. And the scariest part is that it can happen without you even noticing it and realizing it’s happening. For example, you might always want to go above and beyond for your partner. They, on the other hand, might give back very little. This dynamic can have disastrous effects on you.
Giving and taking
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Even in a perfect relationship, it`s almost impossible to see partners who give and take equally. And that`s normal. It`s only natural to want a shoulder to cry on, or someone who can provide you with emotional, and maybe even financial support when you`re going through a rough time. And it`s just as natural to want to focus all your time and effort on the person you love, who`s in desperate need of your help.