A clinical psychologist has shared five signs that your relationship could be toxic.

Dr. Kirren shared her suggestions on TikTok, pointing out five phrases a manipulative person may use and their underlying meaning behind them….


it’s for your own good

“You’ve no right to be upset, you should be grateful.”


you’re so sensitive

“Your feelings really don’t matter.”


you’re so dramatic

“your reactions are not valid”


you know how much I love you

“I need to make sure that you keep giving me what I want.”


it’s just a joke

“If you call me out then it’s a joke, if you don’t, then it’s not.”


@drkirren Have you experienced any of these? #manipulation #toxicrelationship #toxicrelationshipcheck #toxicpeople #toxicpeoplebelike #manipulative ♬ Epic Emotional – AShamaluevMusic


In the comments, Dr. Kirren also pointed out the video was “Information for general educational purposes, may not apply to every situation”