Falling in love comes easily for some people. They meet someone, things click, they go out on a few dates and find out they have some things in common and BAM, they're in love.
But once you're in a relationship — or more specifically once you're in love — you're immediately blinded by everything else. You've probably had a girlfriend who was in a "toxic relationship" and you were begging her to get out of it but she wouldn't listen because she was blinded by love.
Don't be her! If you see these signs come up, get up and get out, girl. No man is worth sacrificing your happiness. According to Psychology Today, "toxicity comes in all forms — name-calling, physical, , and all the internal turmoil that results from being in an unhealthy relationship." #TeamCLEO spoke to clinical psychologist, Sarah Zehan who said, "toxic relationships can also affect your mental health by causing stress, anxiety and depression."
If one or two of these signs pop up, then take them as a warning that you need to do something about your relationship. But if you find yourself nodding to more than five of these signs then honey, something needs to be done. Here are the 10 signs you need to look out for if you're in a toxic relationship:
They don’t like it when you spend time with other people
You’ve got your monthly meet up with your besties and you’ve got family dinners every Saturday with your fam-bam. But what happens when bae throws a fit every time you bring up your plans? Worse still — when said plans involve guy friends. However, it is completely okay for your S.O. to be spending as much time as they want with their friends and family. Excuse me?