Every relationship is unique, and some are more difficult than others. However, there are certain types of relationships that most people try to avoid at all costs because they can lead to nothing but trouble. Toxic quotes are everywhere. It’s important to note that the type of relationships you enter into can affect your mood, behavior, and general health.
So while it may be difficult to avoid certain types of relationships altogether, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the negative effects they can have on your life.
Here are some types of relationships that you should steer clear of:
If you have a ride-or-die person in your life, consider yourself lucky. These people are the very definition of loyalty and compassion. They’re there for you through thick and thin, good times and bad, and they never let you down. They listen when you need to talk; they give advice when it’s asked for; they cheer up even the saddest person with just their presence alone.
A ride-or-die person is someone who will never make you feel guilty about needing their help or support because they know everything is temporary, both good and bad, and that what matters most is how we treat each other along the way.
Narcissists are vain, self-centered, and can be quite charming. They lack empathy, making it difficult for them to form emotional bonds with others. Additionally, their need for attention can be so extreme that they feel jealous or envious of others who receive more praise than they do or who have a better relationship with a loved one (i.e., you). Narcissists may also try to control your life, whether by manipulating you into spending more time with them, attempting to control your social media presence, or insisting on knowing where you are at all times, in order to avoid being abandoned by someone else who inevitably will want nothing more than their freedom from the relationship.
The martyr is someone who always puts others first, but never does anything for themselves. They’re always doing something for someone else, whether that be taking care of the kids or making dinner. They’re always helping someone else, whether it’s their best friend or the stranger on the street who needs directions. The martyr always puts others before themselves and is focused on other people’s needs instead of their own.
Blaming others is a way of avoiding responsibility and avoiding change. If you blame your partner, you don’t have to change your behavior or do anything differently. In fact, if you have a partner who always blames others, then they’re more likely to be abusive.
It’s also a way of avoiding conflict, intimacy, and hard work (which can be good things). Blaming someone else allows us not only to get what we want but also to avoid the difficult conversations that lead up to getting it.
If you have a friend who drains your energy, it’s time to cut ties. The energy vampire can be any person or situation that makes you feel drained and exhausted after spending time with them. This person may be toxic in other ways as well, they might talk negatively about their friends behind their backs or make self-deprecating comments about themselves in front of others.
You may want to give this type of person another chance, but there’s no need for that. It’s much better not to risk spending time with someone who could lead you down a path of negativity or stress, goodness knows our lives are stressful enough as it is.
There are types of people who can be difficult to maintain relationships with. You may feel tempted to try and change them, but this is a waste of time. They have proven over and over they won’t change, so there’s no point in trying anymore.
Are you invested in maintaining a relationship with someone who doesn’t care? Or someone whose behavior simply doesn’t work for you? Why waste your energy on something that isn’t working out the way you want it to?
It’s important to recognize the types of people that can be difficult to maintain relationships with. This is especially true if you have a tendency to get involved with those who exhibit these qualities because it can prevent you from forming healthy relationships in the future. But even if you don’t, it’s still good to understand what makes these kinds of people so detrimental for others. The next time someone comes into your life exhibiting one or more of these characteristics, take note of how they make you feel and what kind of impact they have on your psyche before making any decisions about whether or not this person should remain in your life for good.