"Toxic relationships" are those characterized by behaviours that hurt you emotionally, and in extreme cases may be accompanied by physical abuse. Unlike "healthy relationships" which create a positive mood, as well as a feeling of fullness and security, "toxic relationships" suck all your energy, make you constantly doubt yourself, while in general you tend to feel better when you are away and not with your partner. Toxic people oppress us in our lives. All people seek throughout their lives the companionship and acceptance of a relationship characterized by reciprocity and mutual respect; which is very normal as our mental health is inextricably linked to the bonds we have or the bonds we would like to have with those around us.
This topic is the subject of study by many universities around the world. But mental health professionals have also devoted endless hours of study to find out clear conclusions about relationships. It is understandable why a large number of our thoughts revolve around this issue. We are talking about a need that is not only psychological but also biological to a point that plays a critical role in our health. Given how wide is this topic we need to focus on specific pieces each time. We will first develop the reasons why we recognize the rational best thing to do to approach someone, to move on and overcome a pointless or harmful bond or even strengthen our existing relationship, we finally do completely the opposite to what our logic proposes. Although the behaviours of a "toxic partner" can vary, usually behind all of them lies the need to exercise control and dominate the relationship. Here are some examples of behaviours he may adopt in order to manipulate and dominate you: