They say when you trip over a stone, you won’t do it again. But I did, and this time I’m trying to be more careful in the relationships I choose. After all, if I don’t protect myself, I know that no one can. These are the 7 things maintaining a toxic relationship taught me.
1. I learned to recognize red flags
Today I can glimpse when a man tends to be toxic. Red flags or red lights are very obvious once you think about it. However, when you are immersed in these relationships, it is super common to ignore what is wrong.
One day they ask you to stop wearing that red lipstick, and the next, they become the monument to the most jealous man.
2. Limits: “this is not allowed”
Being in a toxic relationship, I had to learn that you have to set a limit the first time. How many times have you accepted rudeness in all of the jokes to your boyfriend? “It’s okay, he’s playing” is the first thing you think.
The truth is that as the years go by, you become wiser, and I can assure you that you do not have to put up with silly jokes or mistreatment. Learning to say “no,” “I don’t want to,” “I don’t think so” was a challenge for me.
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