Regardless of what anyone says, it is true: Love can blind you. At times when you think you are with the one of your dreams, you are actually in a very toxic relationship. You just need to know where to look.

All Take and No Give

If you are the only one putting effort into your significant other (s/o), there is a problem. In order for a relationship to be healthy and prosper, both sides need to put in effort. Maybe you always ask the other one out to a date, or you are the only one who gives gifts to him/her. There are many examples of this, but in the end, this type of relationship will either drive you crazy or not last.

Lack of a trusting bond

Trust is essential for any type of relationship in life, especially romantic ones. If you are constantly checking your s/o’s phone or are always worried when they will go out and cheat (this can be vice versa), you may need to rethink your relationship. If you and your s/o are truly in a healthy relationship, you should be able to trust the other completely even when they do things you are not entirely comfortable with.

This also applies to opening up. If you or your s/o cannot open up to each other honestly, there is a lack of trust in the relationship. If you feel like your partner will not accept your true self or get angry when you open up, it is evident that you may be in a toxic relationship.

Always on their phone

Of course in the modern era, phones are essential to our daily life, and one must check it once in a while in order to function. However, if your s/o is always on their phone, whether it be on dates or during conversations, you must either talk to him/her or end it. This problem may not be significant for some, which is true: Some partners can just talk it out and that is that. But, when this problem becomes excessive, you may need to reconsider your relationship.

There are many more signs of a toxic relationship, but here are some I can name.