As humans, it is natural for us to seek a loving partner to share our life with. This isn't always easy. You may find yourself in a bad relationship at a certain point in life. There are many ways to evaluate whether your relationship is healthy. Think about your interactions with your partner. Notice how you feel in front of your partner. If you don't feel relaxed, uplifted, and supported by this person, it may not be a good relationship. Take note of your stress level. You may feel drained a lot. If you realize you're in a negative relationship, take steps to leave. Seek out the support of friends and family members along the way.
1. Think about how often you're criticized. Everyone has areas they need to improve upon. You may have bad habits that annoy your partner. However, there's a difference between expressing irritation and being outright critical. An overly critical, even mean, partner is a sign you're not in a good relationship.
Does your partner frequently put you down? Are you mocked for your intelligence, personality, or physical appearance? Do you feel like you can't do anything right?
Your partner may, for example, say something like, "God, I knew you'd screw that up. You're so bad at these things" when you get directions wrong. You may hear these comments a lot throughout the day.
2. Consider who you turn to for emotional support. In a healthy relationship, you should be able to feel like you can lean on the other person for emotional support. In an unhealthy relationship, however, the other person may be cold or uncaring to your needs. When you've had a bad day, think about who you would call.
You may feel comfortable going to your partner first. He or she may always know what to say or do to make you feel better.
However, your first inclination may be to reach out to someone else. You may, for example, find yourself leaning more frequently on a friend or family member. Your partner may be dismissive of your problems, or treat you like a burden.
If you're hesitant to ask your partner for emotional support, you may be in a bad relationship.
3. Evaluate the level of trust. Do you feel like you can trust your partner? If not, the relationship may be bad. Has your partner struggled in the past with something like infidelity? Did your partner cross other boundaries, like borrowing money and not returning it? If you don't feel like you can trust your partner, you may be in a bad relationship.
For example, you may not trust your partner to handle expenses. If they borrow money from you, you may distrust whether you'll ever get the money back.
You may also not trust your partner's loyalty. You may be suspicious of whether or not they will be faithful. They may have had issues with fidelity in the past.
4. Be honest about whether you feel controlled. In a healthy relationship, your partner will want you to have your own life and independent interests. In a bad relationship, your partner will constantly seek control. Be honest with yourself. Do you feel like your partner attempts to control you?
Control can come in many forms. Your partner may dictate how you dress and act or may try to control how you spend your time. Your partner may dislike it when you spend time engaging in hobbies or going out with friends. A controlling partner will want you all to themselves.
If you spend an evening reading, for example, your partner may berate you later. He or she may say something like, "You know, you worked all day and then you just read all night. I'm not sure why you need to read when you could have spent some time with me."
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