If You Do These Five Things Your Relationship Is Toxic AF

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By: Taiia Smart Young

We go to school to learn geometry and ace standardized tests, but who teaches us how to behave in relationships? No one. Honestly, we learn from making mistakes (dumping the nice, but boring guy before prom) and the example or lack of examples we got by watching and mami and papibreakup to make up twice a year. Oh, and romantic comedies like How to Be A Latin Lover, demonstrate just how screwed up some of us really are when it comes to matters of the heart. But we don’t have to be. Want to give your relationship a fighting chance? Here are five things you shouldn’t do to avoid a toxic relationship.

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The toxic relationship scenario: Have you ever seen a couple who disagrees about whose turn it is to get up at 3 a.m. to feed the baby or clean the gross ring around the bathroom tub, and it turns into this ugly back and forth? Tempers flare. Nasty words are said. Someone storms out of the room. There may be tears. But then someone brings home an adorable puppy or an eye-popping piece of jewelry.  READ MORE

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