Toxic relationship issues are often cleverly disguised as love bombing, gaslighting and future faking, but there are ways to evaluate his motives. Whether you’re considering the potential of a new relationship or trying to decide if reconciliation is realistic, it’s important to test his intentions and look for evidence of character. When you know what to look for, you’ll be able to spot manipulation and identify red flags, as well as the sneaky yellow flags that always come first.
Christy Johnson is a soul-health coach, relationship expert, and the author of Love Junkies: 7 Steps for Breaking the Toxic Relationship Cycle and Free Looks Good on You: Healing the Soul Wounds of Toxic Love. For the past 15 years, Christy has coached hundreds of women in emotionally destructive and narcissistic relationships, helping them reclaim their confidence by teaching them how to spot manipulation, trust their gut, set healthy boundaries, and walk in forgiveness. You can find Christy’s popular Bible plans on YouVersion or visit www.christyjohnson.org.