All relationships might start with a simple hi, but will definitely change eventually. And that’s where we need to be observant since it can tell us what kind of relationship we have or will have. All warnings can be waving to our faces that we’ll never know of. So for us to be aware let’s take a look at the different signs that Redditors think is the start of their toxic relationship.
#1 Demoted to an acquaintance
It was a friendship rather than a romantic relationship, but it still caused some damage. We hadn’t even been friends for a year before he started throwing insults at me that were “just jokes”. Not long after is where the micromanaging of my life began. He’d monitor me during social events, and if he deemed that I wasn’t being social enough, he’d berate me over text. It got to the point where he was monitoring my social media and making note of everything I did on each account. He’d get upset if I told him I had to cancel on him or if we couldn’t hang out with him, while he wouldn’t even give the rest of us the courtesy of letting us know when he had to cancel. We were all just supposed to expect him to flake and be okay with it.
Last summer he had decided to berate me again for daring to tell him that I was busy. I told him I was tired of his issue, and stopped talking to him. A few hours later he called to apologize because he was stressed and lashed out at me. I accepted his apology but I had already decided at that point that I didn’t want to be friends anymore so I basically ghosted him after that. —yeetgodmcnechass