6 Signs You're Way Too Good For Your Toxic Partner
Being in a healthy relationship is something we all strive for… obviously.
While we can't all say we're in a John Legend and Chrissy Teigen-level romance, we can certainly look up to them for major couple inspiration. Finding a partner who you can trust and feel an intimate connection with is an absolute must.
Something we all need to understand is that no relationship is perfect. However, if a multitude of occurrences happen on the reg, it may be time to reconsider the status of your partnership. While it typically takes two to make a thing go right (or wrong), there are instances when we're legitimately just too good for someone.
If you relate to any of the six things listed below, you're probably way too good for your toxic partner:
1. They Don't Negotiate
If your S.O. isn't willing to negotiate with you (no matter how trivial the subject may be), they're taking advantage of you. Whether it's whose house to spend the holidays at or something as inconsequential as where to get dinner, if they're not willing to compromise, it shows they aren't prepared to make sacrifices for you. We bet you concede every single time to their wishes. It's time to take a step back and truly evaluate whether or not this relationship is healthy for you.
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2. They Don't Say Thank You
A person who doesn't say thank you is not only disrespectful, but also exploitive. Perhaps you picked up the tab or left a cute note in their room or locker—if they don't take the time to show their thanks to you for your sweet gesture, it makes you feel pretty crappy, right? You might shrug it off and act like it's no big deal, but listen up when we say it's totally a big deal.
3. They Bring You Down
If you find yourself constantly fighting with them or going to bed every night in tears, they're bringing your soul and spirits down. You deserve someone who lifts you up, not a person who drags you down to their sad and lonely level. Whether they're constantly complaining or telling you you're not good enough, they don't deserve to have you in their life.
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4. They're Lazy
Someone with no drive in academics, work, friendships, relationships or anything else is plain lazy. If they refuse to study with you, won't get a job, are a bad listener to their friends or never plan romantic date nights, where is their motivation? Where is their commitment to anything or anyone? You can't be there to carry them through all situations in life. Sometimes, they've got to go it alone.
5. They're Forgetful
Forgetting to put almond milk in your coffee order is one thing. We'd even let them off the hook for forgetting about a small anniversary (the first time), but when this sort of thing happens all the time, it's not okay. It just goes to show that they don't care. They don't care about you, or your wants and needs. That sounds pretty unromantic, right? Why would you want to be with someone who forgets about the stories you tell them, your aunt's name, and so on? It's time to move on, girl.
6. People Tell You You're Too Good For Them
We know, duh, but if your friends or family aren't impressed by your S.O. and have said so to your face, listen to them! They only have your best interests at heart, and if other people can see you're being taken advantage of, your partner knows exactly what they're doing. In your heart of hearts, you know they're right, so take the last step and call quits on your toxic relationship.
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If you need more advice about toxic people, look HERE to find out if your friend is toxic.