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Toxic Relationships! (Why We Stay & How to Leave)
Toxic Relationships: How to Let Go When Its Unhappily Ever After
Strong, healthy, independent people can find themselves in the white-knuckled grip of a toxic relationship. Relationships evolve. They change and they grow. Sometimes they crash and they burn. You can keep that one. Wanna get some tequila baby?
Despite the severe pain women subjected to emotional abuse and other forms of domestic violence experience on a daily basis, we all know or have been at least one of many who choose to remain in toxic relationships for years, if not decades. There are a variety of complicated reasons women feel trapped in the cycle of abuse, overwhelmed by the swirling, often conflicting, emotions their manipulative and controlling abusers use to keep them hooked, damaging their physical and mental health in unspeakable ways. A few years back, I was one of these women, caught up in a relationship that clearly wasn't good for me. The man I loved was bad for me in so many ways, but I just couldn't leave him. Actually, on the occasions I tried to do so, he reappeared a few days or weeks later to lure me back in and I let him.
October 8, Joanna Pantazi. Abusive and toxic relationships are something quite puzzling to the outsider. When the abuse is so evident, you may wonder, why would someone stay? You may try to explain it with logic and even convince the victim of abuse that it is completely incomprehensible that they still stay in a relationship that is so obviously flawed and damaging to their self-worth, emotional well-being and even physical health at times- when physical abuse is also involved. Yet there are many fundamental reasons that someone would stay in a bad relationship- a relationship that is damaging and unhealthy. If you are in such a relationship, this post may help you realize your own reasons.
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Sadly, we humans tend to be a bit more human than that. We fall in love, we commit, we get hurt over and over and we stay. People need people, but sometimes the cost is a heavy one.
You wonder if they ever truly loved you. But still, the pain has become too unbearable. The lies and the cheating became too much to handle. And to make matters worse, he was also physically abusive to me. The blows were so unexpected. I never knew if the next argument would put me in the hospital, or maybe worse, be my last.