Tatler Indonesia



When a romantic relationsh­ip starts being overwhelmi­ng, couples could display unhealthy behaviours that draw them to develop a toxic relationsh­ip. “One sign that could indicate an unhealthy relationsh­ip is when one partner is constantly trying to encourage the other to fulfil his or her wish. Sometimes this is done to the contrary of the partner's boundaries,” Jenny Jusuf said. She explained that these behaviours often run unchecked in everyday life. “One example is a one-sided relationsh­ip. Everything that happens in a relationsh­ip focuses on just one person, both on their needs and on their feelings—at the time and way they want it.”

The longer a toxic relationsh­ip lasted, those involved would suffer from more physical and emotional wellbeing. One of the harmful sides of said relationsh­ip is low self-esteem and negative reflection­s of self-worth. “Besides affecting self-confidence, there would be a lasting trauma, no more trust in relationsh­ips, and many more pains,” Jusuf said. As a champion for healthy relationsh­ips, she shared some notes to foster healing. "Rejecting, bottling up, or even faking your emotions will not help to recover your mental health. Instead, face your wounds and regrets to objectivel­y look at the situation, note unhealthy patterns, and start healing by forgiving yourself and others.”

 ??  ??
 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Indonesia