How to Avoid Toxic Relationships That Go Nowhere
Unfortunately, more and more people find themselves in harmful and destructive relationships. Clients will tell me they repeatedly have love relationships with a person who later turns out to be abusive or addictive in some way. One woman said she frequently meets men who are initially exciting and interesting, only to find out later they are “drunks, liars or cheaters.” A man said he continually dates women who are “gold-diggers,” only interested in his wealth.
Some people actually have a predisposition to “subconsciously” attract unhealthy relationships into their life. They seem to have a magnetic compass that draws them to abusive or codependent relationships. For example, one person (or both), in an unhealthy way, is psychologically dependent on the other person who might be engaged in some type of self-destructive behavior (including drug addiction). Why does this happen? And, if you have this tendency, what can you do about it?