They say, relationship is a hard work, and indeed it is. Rough patches are par for the course. However, sometime it can get worse and become toxic and thus a cause for a concern.
The Sick Stag
A SICK STAG lay down in a quiet corner of its pasture-ground. His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health, and each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been placed for his use; so that he died, not from his sickness, but from the failure of the means of living – which is food.
Lesson: Evil companions bring more hurt than profit. And that’s what I call toxic relationships. They’re never for your good, they are for selfish gains.
Dr. Lillian Glass, defines toxic relationship as any relationship that do not support each other. One seeks to undermine the other, there is disrespect and no cohesiveness. She says that, toxic relationship is consistently draining and unpleasant because negative moments outweighs the positive ones.
How do you know you are in such a relationship?
- It’s all take and no give. Only withdrawals and no deposits
- You become mentally drained and feeling of unhappiness.
- Criticism is not meant to help but to belittle you.
- Constantly angry
Now you know! Don’t be the cause of the stag death.