Recognizing the Patterns of a Toxic Relationship

Recognizing the Patterns of a Toxic Relationship

At Jenny Seale Coaching, we understand the toll that narcissistic and psychological abuse can take on a person's well-being. That's why we specialize in helping survivors heal from their trauma and reclaim their lives. As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and survivor of narcissistic abuse myself, I know firsthand the importance of having a safe, supportive, and healthy relationship during the recovery process. Continue reading and contact us today to learn more.

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Lack of Respect For Boundaries

A healthy relationship involves mutual respect for each other's boundaries. In a toxic relationship, one person may constantly invade the other's personal space, make decisions for them, or not respect their requests for alone time.

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Constant Criticism & Belittling

In a toxic relationship, one person may constantly criticize and belittle their partner, often using manipulative tactics to make them feel inferior or worthless. This can have a devastating impact on the victim's self-esteem and can make them feel like they are constantly walking on eggshells.

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Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which the abuser causes the victim to doubt their own perceptions and memories. They may deny events or behaviors that took place or manipulate evidence to make the victim doubt their own recollection of events. This can leave the victim feeling confused, isolated, and unsure of what is real.

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Unpredictability & Inconsistency

In a toxic relationship, the abuser may be prone to sudden, extreme mood swings or may frequently change their behavior or expectations. This can create a sense of uncertainty and instability for the victim, making it difficult for them to feel safe or secure in the relationship.

If you are experiencing any of these signs of a toxic relationship, it is important to seek help and support from a trusted friend, family member, or professional. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, and you deserve to be in a healthy, supportive relationship. If you are considering leaving a toxic relationship, it is important to have a plan in place to ensure your safety and well-being. At Jenny Seale Coaching, we can provide you with the specialized support and guidance you need to heal from your trauma and move forward with confidence.

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