Are you in a ๐‘ป๐’๐’™๐’Š๐’„ Relationship?

Toxic relationships generally consist of romantic interactions between partners who have or have not exclusively committed to one another. 

Being in a toxic relationship can have not only harmful effects on your romantic relationships but it can spill over into other areas of your life such as work relations and relationships with your family and friends. It can stifle your creativity, causing you to become unmotivated about your own goals and it can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Often times, toxic relationships are hard to recognize because they are usually accompanied by extreme physical attraction, intense sexual experiences and the illusion of โ€œchemistryโ€. In case you are wondering if you’re in a toxic situation, the guide below will prompt you of any behaviors in your current relationship that you should heed.

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What is the Dark Triad of Personality?

And how to avoid it like the plague that it is

Chances are, you’ve heard of narcissism (& by the slim chance that you havenโ€™t check out my post here), but most of us have never heard the term Dark Triad. I’ll admit that I only ran across the term while researching communication behaviors for earning my Master’s degree. Coined by psychology researchers Delroy L. Paulhus and Kevin M. Williams in 2002, the term โ€œDark Triadโ€ refers to a trio of negative personality traitsโ€”narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathyโ€”which share equally unappealing features. 

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The Modern-Day Narcissus

2019 seemed to be the year that put the word โ€˜toxicโ€™ on the map. And like many other bandwagon phenomenon, the buzz around narcissism was no different. Bloggers and YouTuberโ€™s content were on narcissistic overload. But with all the buzz, what does it really mean for relationships? I thought it was worth researching to find out.

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Dear Future Husband,

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I just want you to know that I pray for you daily. Even though I don’t know who or where you are, or if our paths have already crossed, I thank God for creating you for me. I also pray that I can be the wife, friend and support that you need. I hope our love will be one that inspires & that lasts a lifetime. I’m excited for our future together. But until then, I’ll be waiting patiently until God sends you my way.

-Your Future Wife
๐Ÿ’#IGotNext๐Ÿ’

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