Ghosting, Consent, Abuse: Women Share What Was The Last Straw Of Their Toxic Relationship

A recent reddit thread asked women to share their toxic relationship stories and describe their partner's last action that finally pushed them to walk out of the relationship

Avishka Tandon
Sep 02, 2022 08:05 IST
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A recent social media post asked women to share their toxic relationship stories, describe their partner's last action that finally pushed them to walk out of the relationship. Women shared ghosting, abuse, and threatening incidents, which made them realise that they could not bear it anymore.

Toxic relationships are hard to break, and the person suffering the actions of their partner has a tough time letting them go or even creating distance between them. However, there always comes the point where one realises that they have reached the limit of their tolerance, and if they stay any longer, it will turn out to be the worst. A social media post invited women with similar experiences to share their stories of what made them realise that the relationship would no longer work and that they needed to get out of it immediately.

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Women Share Toxic Relationship Stories And How They Got Out Of Them

A Reddit page, AskWomen, asked, "What was the last straw for you in your relationship?", and soon after the comment section was flooded with women sharing incidents of abuse, ghosting, and threatening. A user wrote, "When he threatened to throw our 3 months (was born 2.5months early) twins into the wall because "he didn't sign up for this" and called out her abusive relationship with her ex.


Another user shared how their boyfriend didn't ask for her consent before announcing a polyamorous relationship and wrote, "When a friend sent me a link to an ad my then-boyfriend had put on the internet, advertising us a couple looking for another couple or man to join us in bed. I did not have any prior knowledge of this ad, nor did he have permission to include a photo of me in the ad."

One user shared their experience of getting ghosted by her partner as they wrote, "He gave me the silent treatment for two months straight. Didn't break up with me. Just stopped answering my texts after I did something minuscule he didn't like. It was during lockdown. Should have left him years before, but that finally gave me the strength to leave him though. I realised I could live without him, even though that was a miserable lesson."

One user shared how their partner neglected her consent while having sex just because they were suspicious. They wrote, "When he became suspicious I might be trying to leave him (I was). But I was making nice until I sorted things out, so he wouldn't be suspicious. I think he may have found an apartment guide in my work bag."

Continuing the story, they wrote, "So one night, he stealthed a condom off during sex, or faked putting it on in the first place, not sure. We were using condoms because I was switching birth control, and there was a "gap". When it became obvious immediately post-sex what he'd done, he stood at the end of the bed and laughed, "Now you can't leave, stupid b—-." Abortion. Divorce. Never spoke to him again. That was in 1994."

All these incidents shared in the comment section made it obvious that toxic relationships exist in more than one form and might be far less apparent than commonly described. Taking that final step out of a relationship takes a lot of strength, and you don't have to be apologetic about it. You don't have to keep holding on to it if it seems you are exhausted and wronged. 

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