When your loved one has a toxic family, you have to know how to support him or her correctly. We can’t really choose our family members so we have to make do with the cards that we are dealt with. The same goes for your partner.
Having A Toxic Family Will Have Negative Effects On Your Relationship
Even if you say that your partner doesn’t see much of his or her family, the fact that your loved one grew up with a toxic family (and an unhealthy environment), it’s most likely that his or her family is a source of stress and a reason for some of your partner’s issues and insecurities. How will you support the person you love?
1. Before visiting, make sure that you have a game plan.
When it comes to visiting the family, like in during holidays or special occasions, you have to have a game plan. If things are not going well, and both you and your partner feel like exiting a scene, make a signal. If you do the signal, it is your cue to exit stage left.
2. Listen to what your partner needs.
Your partner can’t really express his or her needs verbally. So other than listening for verbal cues, you have to watch out for physical cues. You really have to be observant while you are on your visit so you can accurately address your partner’s needs.
3. Vocalize your love for your significant other.
It’s important that you express your love for your partner during this trying time. One of the most valuable actions that you can do is tell your partner that you are there for them no matter what.
Be more patient when it comes to your partner and his or her toxic family. Be sure to speak only words of healing and convey positive thoughts. Your partner will no get over his or her issues without your help. For more dating tips, read other posts on the blog.