5 Differences Between True Love And Toxic Love

Although you might think it’d be easy to identify a toxic relationship, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, a behavior that might seem like love is actually not at all. This is what happens when you’re in a toxic relationship and don’t even know it.

So, how can you tell the difference between a bad relationship and true love?

Luckily, we’ve put together the 5 major differences between true love and toxic love.

1. Self-development

In true love this is a very important thing for both partners, because both should want the best for each other.

On the other hand, in toxic love the primary interest is the relationship and the partners are more interested in the superficial aspects of the relationship.

2. Individuality

In true love, both partners are comfortable with accepting and cherishing their partner’s individuality.

In toxic love, they are trying to change the partner to be a completely different person just to suit their needs and fit their image of the perfect partner.

3. Separate interests

In true love, both partners have different interests and they are both comfortable with that. Whether it is different friends, goals or hobbies, they will be comfortable with spending time separated to do the things they love.

In toxic love, the partners are too involved into each other’s loves, and will never go anywhere separated. They feel dependent on each other.

4. Intimacy

In true love, partners are completely comfortable with their intimacy because their relationship is based on love, trust, care and friendship.

In a toxic relationship, you may feel that s.e.x is too much of a pressure, and it can even make you feel insecure because you don’t want to do something your partner requires you and you are not comfortable with telling them.

5. Conversation

In true love, partners will try to make every conversation constructive, whether they agree or disagree about something, because they want to understand each other and also help them.

In toxic love, most conversations are based on blaming, manipulating or defending your partner.

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