We’ve all heard of and are very familiar with the cases of victims in a toxic relationship being unaware of their status as victims. They persist in their toxic relationships without really knowing that their relationship is toxic; that they are being victimized by an abusive and manipulative individual. We are all very much familiar with that narrative.
But not many of us realize that there are also plenty of toxic people, the victimizers in relationships, who are unaware that they are being toxic. There are just so many people who get lost through the forests of love and they fail to recognize that they bring the toxicity to the relationships that they’re in. This is actually a fairly common phenomenon. Remember that a lot of toxic people don’t necessarily go into relationships with the intention of being toxic. Being toxic is just a symptom of other character traits that they find to be innate within them. They don’t realize that they are being toxic until they are called out on it.
That is why if you ever find yourself in a loving relationship with someone, you must always make it a point to maintain a sense of self-awareness for the sake of your partner. You never know that you might be the one who is bringing toxicity into the relationship. You never know that you might be the one who is manipulating and abusing your partner because you might think of it to be normal behavior. You must always make sure to keep yourself accountable to your actions. You have to be mindful of how your daily habits impact your relationship and your partner as well.