Should you stay and stick it out with your partner? Or should you just walk away?
Yes, it can be difficult to leave a toxic relationship. How can you make that important decision?
Reasons Why You Should End a Toxic Relationship:
1. Being alone is better than being in bad company.
Alone and lonely are two different things. You can be with somebody and still feel lonely. In fact, being in a bad relationship can be more painful and difficult than being by yourself.
2. Sticking with a toxic relationship hinders personal growth.
Many toxic relationships make you feel like your opinions don’t matter and lead to lower self-esteem. Instead of encouraging a two-way communication and building up each other, a toxic relationship prevents you from growing as an individual and developing your self-worth.
3. Leaving a toxic relationship opens doors for a healthier one.
You can’t move to a better place if you insist on locking up yourself. By deciding to leave a toxic relationship, you’re confirming that you’re open to welcoming a healthier relationship with somebody who will truly care for you.
4. A toxic relationship is most likely to become abusive.
Toxic relationships tend to become psychologically, emotionally, and physically abusive. Would you really choose to suffer from abuse than to walk away? If you have children or if you’re planning to have kids, you would surely want to spare them from experiencing an abusive environment.
5. Toxic relationships affect your health.
A toxic relationship often leads to social and emotional isolation, which can cause depression, anxiety, stress, physical illness, and other ailments. They can even lead to suicidal tendencies. These are in addition to the emotional and physical abuses that a toxic partner is already bringing to you.
Truly, a toxic relationship can be destructive to your overall well-being. It can leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless. And you know you deserve more than that.
Are you ready to walk away and find someone who will give you the right attention and affection? This could be the best gift you could ever give yourself!
Jessica Baum is a licensed and experienced relationship therapist in Palm Beach County, specializing in codependency and love addiction. To learn more about love addiction or to book an appointment, please feel free to call her at 1-800-274-8106.