5 Ways Your Body Is Warning You About a Potentially Toxic Relationship
Being in tune with one’s own body won’t just help people catch illnesses early on. It can also warn a person that the relationship they’re currently in might not be too healthy for them. Experts like therapist Shannon Thomas say that sometimes one’s subconscious thoughts and distress can manifest physically in the way their body works or fails to work. Here are some of the common red flags to watch out for.
Speech & Memory Issues
A person whose mind is on constant high alert due to their significant other may notice that they’re developing troubles with their own memory and speech. Thomas explains this problem as being an effect of the brain being consumed with processing what is really going on in their abusive relationship. The therapist says that people with manipulative or cruel partners often try hard to understand their significant other and find ways to solve problems in the relationship.
In relation to this, victims of abuse may also notice how they’re experiencing constant tiredness and often feel worn down. Unfortunately, keeping people in this state is usually the goal of an abuser because it means that their partner would be too tired to fight back and easier for them to control. As Thomas observed, the constant up and down emotion spirals of good moments and gaslighting that abusive partners put their significant other through wear victims down and physically affects them.
Compromised Immune System
It can even come to a point where a person’s immune system is compromised. Victims of abuse can start experiencing sudden skin flare-ups and aches but come back with a clean bill of health when they do go to the doctor for these issues. This can further cause distress to these people as they can still feel the symptoms despite what professionals say.
Being around a person one loves usually makes them feel relaxed. The opposite can happen though when an individual is stuck in an abusive or toxic relationship. One may experience the tightening of muscles as an automatic reaction to the presence of their partner. This may mean that the body is reacting based on subconscious realizations that one hasn’t fully come to terms with yet.
Hormone-Induced Digestive Troubles
According to Thomas, victims of abuse may also start experiencing digestive sensitivities despite not having problems with food before. This may be caused by the rise in hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which usually happen when one is dealing with stress.
More in Lifestyle
YouTuber Emma Chamberlain Can Already Afford This Multimillion Purchase and She’s Only 18
Internet celebrities like YouTube stars and social media influencers are sometimes looked down upon. For some, this segment of entertainers and...April 18, 2020
Wealthiest U.S. Congressmen Did Something Suspicious Before the Stockmarket Crash and People Are Livid
The general public may have only had a vague idea of who Kelly Loeffler is a couple of weeks ago. But...April 18, 2020
Mistakes All Dog Owners Should Avoid at All Costs, According to Veterinarians
Many people take pride in being a dog mom or dad. What a lot of them may overlook though is the...April 18, 2020
Adam Neumann Loses His Golden Parachute: Is Bankruptcy on the Horizon?
It’s no secret that businessman Adam Neumann has been in hot water as of late. As the controversy surrounding his company,...April 18, 2020
Meet the Man Behind Residential Tokyo Who Was Once the World’s Richest Person
The young people of today grew up to the Microsoft founder Bill Gates being the richest man in the world. Before...April 18, 2020
How Candy Heiress Jacqueline Mars Became One of the Richest Women in America
When people talk about heiresses, the conversation frequently leads to the likes of celebutante Paris Hilton. On the other end of...April 18, 2020
Is Daniel Craig Done Playing James Bond? Here Are All the Facts You Need to Know
Daniel Craig may not be everybody’s favorite James Bond actor but he still holds the honor of being the one to...April 18, 2020
David and Victoria Beckham Just Bought a Secret New Property and We’ve Found out Why
Power couple David and Victoria Beckham are probably among the most famous of Britain’s celebrity exports. But it looks like the...April 18, 2020
Mariah Carey is Getting Busy in Kitchen But Twitter Has a Lot to Say About Her ‘Wild’ Creations
Is there anything singing diva Mariah Carey can’t do? Not only is she a certified hitmaker with 19 number songs on...April 18, 2020