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If you feel like you have to act differently or catch yourself making excuses for your friend, it could mean your relationship isn't healthy.
INSIDER reached out to mental health experts to learn about signs that indicate a relationship has gone from being fulfilling to emotionally draining.
"Gray rocking" is a boundary-setting technique that allows targets of psychological abuse to remain grounded by acting as dull and unremarkable as a rock.
High performing women can get addicted to the turbulent push and pull behavior of their abuser because they believe in his potential.
Toxic 'friends' are always competing with you, are jealous of other friends, and lie to get sympathy.
Anger sometimes festers from unresolved issues, and that's when it isn't so healthy.
It can be hard to realize you're in a parasitic relationship when you're in the midst of it. There are, however, some signs to look out for.
Narcissistic parents identify their children as either a favourite or a scapegoat, and they pit them against each other
Narcissists often emotionally reject a child that reminds them of their own insecurities and flaws.
Toxic people aren't bad all the time, and they're also highly skilled at tricking you into focusing on the good times.
There are several types of people you should avoid getting into a romantic relationship with. This is because they are highly draining and a relationship with them is likely to end up being toxic and damaging, so look out for any red flags early on.