Beating depression that arises out of a romantic relationship may result in taking some serious decisions. Romantic relationships are fun, but they can also be stressful. If both the partners are normal in their behaviour and outlook of life, the challenges that come in the relationship are sorted out. But in cases when the relationship is extremely negative and destructive for one or both the partner's emotional well-being, then it may be time to call it quits. If you find yourself being depressed on more days than you are not and if you doubt that the relationship you share with your partner may be the reason for it, then here are 5 signs you should look out for. Here are 5 signs of a toxic relationship.
1) If your partner is insulting and critical about you for no particular reason, then it may be making you depressed. Does he/she call you names? Does he/she shout at you or insult you in other way in front of people? Does he criticize you for who you are, your family background, your educational qualifications or how you cook or dress? Do you feel he actually has fun insulting you? Does he say that he is not sure if you are sane? Does he put all blame of whatever is happening squarely on your shoulders? If you find yourself fighting your depression at every step of your life because of this then yes, your relationship is responsible.
2) If your partner does not like you talking or communicating with other people, this relationship may not be ideal for you. Does he have problems with you going out to meet your friends? Does he disapprove of your close family members and insist they are not good enough? He will want total control over you and the only people you get to meet are those he approves for you. End result: you are isolated.
3) Your partner controls your sex life. Sex is supposed to be the physical representation of love between two people. But if sex has become something that you have to give him no matter what you feel like or want, then your partner may be manipulating you through sex. He may also stop all sexual intimacy which again contributes to your depression.
4) Your partner keeps a sharp eye on how you go about doing your daily activities. He/she is suspicious of where you are going and who you are with. You may be compelled to give an account of your daily life without any reason.
5) Threats about leaving you are a frequent part of the conversation you share. When disagreements occur, instead of trying to solve them, your partner threatens to leave you if you go against him. This happens all the time.
If you are trying to beat depression because of these signs in your relationship, it is time for you to get out of it.