The term “toxic relationship” cannot be classified as modern since it has existed for many years. However, it has become more prevalent in our era due to the increased awareness of this issue, leading to more frequent discussions about it. We label an unhealthy relationship as toxic because of the presence of unhealthy patterns that affect the relationship.

Educators believe that toxic relationships are usually accompanied by criticism and neglect that harm an individual’s feelings or thoughts. They may also involve inappropriate intrusiveness or preferential treatment that negatively affects others in the environment.

These relationships may include physical or psychological violence, and they often burden individuals with problems intended to harm and demoralize them. Over time and with increased awareness, individuals begin to notice the impact of these toxic relationships on their psyche and achievements, leading them to classify the relationships in their lives as either positive and constructive or toxic and harmful.

These definitions and classifications of toxic relationships have garnered significant attention, especially among young people and couples. They often use this awareness to blame the other party in the relationship, allowing them to end it with a “clear conscience” without needing to address the real issues and look inward, into the depths of the self.

Dr. Nada often explains relationships and their classifications, encouraging us to look within ourselves to find the reasons for the presence of a toxic person in our lives and why we created this person in our reality in the first place. This realization changes our entire understanding of the truth about toxic relationships. Instead of ending these relationships and searching for other relationships, which will likely also be toxic, we should look within and ask ourselves why we attracted a person with such characteristics into our lives. Once we find the answer, the person’s influence will end, either by their departure or a complete change in their behavior towards us.

For instance, consider a couple where the man constantly blames the woman for everything (a dirty shirt, cold coffee, poor parenting, bad taste, etc.). Collective awareness might give the woman full justification to leave this husband because he is poisoning the relationship. However, in reality, what she should do is look within herself to understand why she attracted this person into her life. She may discover, for example, that she experiences significant self-criticism and self-blame and suffers from intense self-hatred. Therefore, leaving this person will not change this reality. What she needs to do is change her thoughts about herself, not her husband.

Dr. Nada discusses this topic in many of her YouTube videos and reveals many secrets about the nature of relationships and the reality we live in through her courses available on www.nada741.com.