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When it comes to relationships, some of us have had the unfortunate but eye-opening experience of being in an extremely toxic one. Most likely, our first experience was enough to be our last, if we were lucky enough to learn from our mistakes and never get involved in one of those types again. Here are a few signals that you should leave your toxic relationship.
Physical abuse. Whether it is a one-night thing where you got slapped by your drunk partner, or it's a continual barrage of chronic physical abuse that comes from emotional arguments; when it gets to these points, trust is broken and it's probably going to be over.
Addiction. Whether it's gambling, drugs, alcohol or something else, when your partner has become addicted to the point that it becomes a problem and is affecting your well-being, or they have betrayed your trust, the relationship is doomed. If they do not wish to stop and continue their addictive behavior, then it would be in your best interest to leave.
Cheating. Unless you have an agreement to be in an open relationship, cheating is unacceptable. It is possible to forgive someone for cheating and move on, usually if the situation was extremely complex and both parties contributed to it. Forgiveness may work ONLY if both parties are willing to make the necessary changes and put the past behind them.