A relationship should nurture and support those involved. However, sometimes a relationship can have negative influences on one or both partners.


2 people involved in a relationship


Features of a toxic relationship:

(1) The relationship is damaging to the mental, psychological or physical state of a person.

(2) The toxicity may affect one or both the people in the relationship.

(3) The negative influence tends to reverse when the people are apart.


A toxic relationship may involve abuse.

A person with co-dependency issues may be more vulnerable.

A narcissist or sociopath may be more likely to have toxic relationships.


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