- Lynn Catalano
5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship
Updated: Feb 12
Toxic relationships cause immense stress and affect our mental, emotional and physical health. Sometimes the emotional abuse is so slight, you pretend it’s not happening. You’ve been conditioned to accept their bad behavior as normal. Be clear, it’s not normal.
If you suffer from any of the following signs, you should talk to someone. It’s important for you to speak with someone, don’t keep it inside. People who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder have no respect for your boundaries. They just don’t care.
What are 5 of the most painful signs you’ve suffered emotional abuse from your relationship?
1) They make you feel guilty for asking to be treated better. Whoa.
2) They are never accountable for their actions. They cannot apologize. Ever.
3) They manipulate you to apologize for things you haven’t done.
4) They don’t keep their promises. They make all kinds of promises: to make themselves look better about their finances, about helping you, etc. But they have no intention of following through.
5) They invalidate your feelings. They minimize and discount your feelings. Please don’t stay in this type of relationship.
Learn to Easily Identify the Red Flags
The best thing about people who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder is that they are incredibly consistent in their behaviors and tactics. This makes them easy for us to identify and avoid in the future. You can quickly and easily learn the red flags in my mini-training. It’s a really great gift you can give yourself. Once you are aware of them, you’ll be able to easily navigate these people. Healthy relationships do exist.
I held out that hope for so long. I desperately wanted my father to realize the damage he was doing. Of course, I wanted him to take responsibility for his words and actions, but that was a pipedream. He would never. I didn’t want to be the one to leave the relationship. It took me a long time to finally say enough. You see, he had walked out of my life more times than I care to remember. This wasn’t how a father was supposed to act toward his only child.
If you’ve been the victim of someone with narcissistic personality disorder, you cling to the hope one day they’ll change their ways. This, however, will never happen.
Narcissists aren’t capable of change. Protect yourself and your mental health. Talk to someone. I’m a survivor of narcissistic abuse and I coach people on their healing journey. I give people clarity, validation & comfort.
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