It sucks to be in a bad relationship, not to mention being in a toxic one.
Sometimes it’s not always the huge fights that ring the bell. Signs of a toxic relationship can be subtle and neglected easily.
If you ever wonder if you are in a toxic relationship, or are you dating a narcissist, some artists have put their answer in their work.
Here are 21 heart-wrenching comics that describe how it is like to be in a toxic relationship. If your current relationship have multiple matches with these comics, you may need to consider getting yourself out.
21 Heart-wrenching comics about toxic relationships
When you find your life put in misery for no other reasons
When you are dating a narcissist or be in a relationship with someone toxic, even the tiniest things could hurt. A joke, a comment or a suggestion he makes could bring you down.
And what’s worse? He won’t even notice the damage he’s causing.
When your toxic partner drags you down with constant lies
If you caught your partner constantly lying or cheating, it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate your relationship.
Toxic people may tell you they lie to protect your feelings, or straight-up deny it. If this happens over and over again, it’s time to wise up and trust your gut.
When you social life is jeopardized
A healthy relationship encourages us to be a better person. And someone who truly loves you will not make you comprise your whole life for your relationship.
A toxic partner may make you feel obliged to isolate yourself from your social circle just to please him. What he is actually doing is cutting off the support you need to walk out of this toxic relationship.
When you feel chained in the name of love
Just because you are in a relationship with someone, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have the room to live independently.
Narcissists may try to guilt trip you and play the victim card. But most of the time, all they actually care about is their control over you, not you yourself.
When you are logically aware of the relationship being toxic but just can't get out
When your stomach tightens up whenever your phone buzzes
Your first reactions will never lie. When you are in a healthy and cheering relationship, getting a message from your Significant Other can brighten up the day.
But if all it brings is pressure and fear, you will do so much better by yourself than staying trapped.
When your goals and dreams are always "stupid"
When you have to guess all the time
When being normal seems to be abnormal
When you start to question your own worth
When you feel like nobody cares about you except for your toxic lover
When you feel like a prisoner
When fights are so constant that you forget what you are fighting about
When there's only giving in your part of the relationship
When the same thing happens over and over again
If you are making your own excuses to justify what they have done to you, it’s time to leave.
When you feel like a possession instead of a real person
When you heart knows better
When you are cut off from your social life
When you are mentally manipulated to stay no matter how painful it is
Narcissists never realize the wrong they do to you. If you got hurt, you are fragile, you are worthless, and you won’t make it without them.
If you feel trapped in a loop like this, remember one thing: you are always more powerful than you think you are. And help is always within your reach.
When it's never their fault
When his problem is your problem and your problem is your problem
Relationships without a give-and-take balance will not last long. If your partner doesn’t care if you are hurt, stressed or sad, why should you care about him?
No relationship is perfect. It all comes with flaws that need up to work on. But if it starts to suffocate you and takes away the joy of life, there is no point in staying.
We hope that these toxic relationship comics don’t resonate with you at all. But if they do, unfortunately, keep in mind that a toxic person or a narcissist needs therapy. Don’t try to change or save them. Your life should mean a lot more than this.