Toxic relationships get the best of you. It makes you emotionally unstable, compels you to make bad decisions and drains your health. Sometimes, a toxic relationship can also become an abusive one. At such times, you need to decide to either live unhappy the rest of your days with someone who does not care about you or to take the risk of moving on in life to do greater things.
With this article, we want to raise awareness for women, who are suffering from a toxic relationship and have an intention to get out of it in the smoothest possible way;
Acknowledge a bad relationship
The prior most step in moving out of a dysfunctional relationship, is to start acknowledging that you are stuck in one. Most of the times, women live in denial. They are so accustomed to the routine, that nothing exists before their eyes apart from the love of their life. At such times, a woman needs to ask the most important question to herself, and it is that is she happy? If the answer is a confused, hesitant and halted, yes, its time to move on. The easiest way to identify a bad relationship is to tick a few boxes that check on physical abuse, verbal abuse, cheating, exploitation for money and lastly lack of intimacy.
Find ways to detox
The first step to get out of a dysfunctional relationship is to find varied ways to detox. Detox does not always mean finding ways to visit a spa and unwind. We do understand, when in a toxic relationship, financial liberty can also be a problem. Therefore, you must find ways to keep you happy such as learning a new recipe, reading a new book, making a new friend or visiting a new place. These things can simply allow you mind to stop thinking about your current situation and help you bring your sanity back for a clearer vision of the future.
Keep yourself busy
Another way to escape a toxic relationship is to find something that keeps your mind busy. Start working somewhere, anywhere. If you partner is the hesitant kind, sneak out to work and later confess, handing him some cash from your pay. When he shall sniff the greens, he might have a change of perspective and allow you to work. You may also keep yourself busy by being more social. Call his friends or family over, or plan on visiting them. A half day spent cooking and the rest chatting with people in your environment can help your mind stay off negative things.
Reach out for help
Did you know there are relationship guides for women. These are discreet helplines that allow you to not disclose your identity and let your heart loose. It’s like a confession in the church, only that it is intended to bring real help in times of need. When you speak to someone, be it on a helpline or with a friend, you build security around you. In worst case scenario, you must not hesitate to reach out to the police or a local authority and address the issue to help you escape faster and stronger than ever.
All of these steps shall fail if you do not love yourself. There is no one you are answerable to but yourself. And if being happy, your most fundamental right as a human is being taken away, especially by someone you love, its time to make some changes. You must understand your self-worth and take the risk of facing a life beyond the abusive routine. If you feel there is no one for you out there, reach out to legal authorities and someone will surely come to help.
With these simple steps, you will be able to escape a toxic relationship successfully.