When you shut down in a relationship it automatically shuts your partner out. They will eventually start to pull back because they are feeling a disconnect from you. This can cause all sorts of uncertainties and insecurities between you as a couple if it is ignored for a long period.
If you were constantly berated or shut down in any way, these emotional wounds become a familiar connection that continues to attract the wrong people towards you. This can be very difficult to remove without professional guidance because it is all you know.
Having a toxic relationship interferes with your other life decisions because you’re not thinking clearly. You are so wrapped up in the day to day stress with your partner that you can’t handle anything else going on in your world.
Please don’t fall into this trap and mistake this type of partnership as exciting. It is a calculated, disingenuous and harmful place to allow yourself to be in and it can mess your heart up for a very long time.
Learn from what doesn’t work! Why make life so hard when there are other options??