A relationship coach shared signs of a toxic relationship that can affect a person's mental, social and psychological health. Toxic relationships can lead to feelings of darkness and loneliness.
Couples feel validated when their work or actions are met with positive remarks. But, in a toxic relationship, they feel the need to constantly seek approval fearing anger, rage, or negative feedback.
If one's partner is holding away affection and expressions of love as a punishment or reward, then it is not healthy. This can break a person's self-esteem.
Partners also show a tendency to keep tabs on the amount of guilt-tripping or emotional manipulations they do.
Toxic partners also keep one away from her or his family, friends and other loved ones. Friends and peers can serve as a good guidance and support system.