Toxic relationships are something that most of us come across in our lives. They’re the people that drain our energy, our self-esteem and make us uncomfortable and insecure with ourselves. That includes everyone from friends, and family, to co-workers and intimate partners. If you have any sort of consistent interaction with someone, you can consider that a relationship.
Relationships usually don’t start out as toxic. More often than not, everything seems really normal for a while and things slowly progress to the point where all of a sudden you find yourself cowering in the corner as your mother, father, boyfriend, etc. is going on a yelling rampage and throwing things around the house. It’s what makes victims of abuse less likely to come forward because some times they don’t realize or don’t want to realize what’s going on.