…This article is published in Psychology Today by Mark Banschick and Heather Edwards.
We’ve all heard the term “toxic relationship”. What does it really mean?
Let’s break it down. Something that is toxic is poisonous, causes death or debilitation, and drains energy and life. Snake venom is toxic. Asbestos is toxic. Some bacteria are toxic. A relationship is the state of being connected, associated, or related to one another. It can take the form of afriendship, a family member, a spouse, or a romantic partner. A difficult relationship may trap you because these tendencies may have started as early as childhood, according to Psychology Todaybloggers, Rosemary K.M. Sword and Philip Zimbardo.