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Pattern Of A Toxic Relationship 


In today’s devotional, I delve into the captivating yet dark territory of toxic relationships. I will shed light on a destructive pattern often disguised as affection. By understanding the signs and consequences, we empower ourselves and others to break free from such harmful bonds.

For married couples who think they are in such, nobody is asking you to leave as a first resort, but to do all in your strength to seek counsel and intervention, so that you will not continue to suffer unnecessarily.

A lot of people are in toxic relationships or even marriages without knowing. 

As a result of low self-esteem, they keep coping with it, thinking that if they let go, nobody else will find them. 

What is one major pattern of a toxic relationship? Let’s look at it.

Pattern Of A Toxic Relationship 

Emotional Manipulation:

A common sign of a toxic relationship is emotional manipulation.

Your partner is always right while you are always wrong! Through logical explanations, anger, guilt-tripping, gaslighting, stonewalling, your partner maintains control and holds you by the jugular! 

This is not only toxic but abusive as well. 

As singles contemplating marriage and already in this kind of situation, your best bet is to run! 

Run, run, run! There is fire on the mountain. 

This is where self-esteem comes in because most singles will not run because of what they think they are getting in terms of monetary tips! 

To subject yourself to such horror because of some paltry sums is not only a sign of profound low self-esteem, but also a sign that you don’t love yourself and don’t know exactly what you are looking for.

The reason you need to run is that God is doing everything possible to show you who you are dealing with. 

Don’t ever delude yourself saying the person will change later. Marriage changes nobody! And what you are even seeing now is just a rehearsal of what eventually awaits.

Pattern Of A Toxic Relationship 

As I said, married couples should seek intervention through therapy, separation or divorce is not usually the first resort because that is another clime that comes with its puzzles and contradictions with lasting negative consequences for the parties and especially the children! 

Meditation: Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? 2 Corinthians 6:14 (MSG)

Good morning! 


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