Healthy vs. toxic relationships
Most relationships exist on a continuum. Obviously, we hope to see healthy relationship qualities that emphasize fairness and respect along with open communication. When the balance of behaviors becomes more toxic than healthy, there is a problem. Unfortunately, the more toxic behaviors a relationship exhibits, the more abusive it becomes.
In a healthy relationship, if there are concerning behaviors, they can be addressed without yelling, accusations, hostility, and anger. A healthy relationship allows both parties to feel appreciated and equally valued. Responsibilities are shared, and one person does not feel subservient to the other. The relationship is ruled with kindness and respect.