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Check Out: Toxic Relationship Habits Couples Think Are Normal

Every relationships has its own traits, sometimes it can be challenging to notice  signs of an unhealthy relationship when it is your own, you should consider taking a step back and assess whether you’re happy with how things are between you and your partner. Check out these toxic relationship habits couples think are normal.

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1) Being passive aggressive

Rather than saying exactly what is bothering them, a partner finds petty ways to imply their significant other that they don’t understand or are being deliberately slow on the uptake. If both parties are communicating properly, there is no need for that kind of behavior.

2) Buying “solutions”

Using material goods as a way to make up for past mistakes gives the recipient subconscious incentive to cause further problems, and again discourages proper communication and resolution.

3) Jealousy

When your partner expects to be told where you are and who with at all times, as though you are not to be trusted. It’s worth taking a look at Refuge’s list of signs that point to an abusive relationship, which can be found on their website.

4) Keeping score

Noting down past mistakes or arguments and then bringing them up again to be used as ammunition is bad for several reasons.

5) Holding the relationship hostage

Does every minor hiccup and effort to communicate seem to lead to the threat of an end to the relationship? Emotional blackmail created unnecessary drama and forced people to suppress their true feelings, which in turn leads to distrust and manipulation.

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