These are relationships that prey on your heart and rob you of control over your life.
Don’t give power to any person to manipulate you and control you. Nobody deserves that power, only God and God does not manipulate. God leads by loving you. No person can MAKE you lose your joy, your mind, your temper, or any other aspect unless you give that person the power. Don’t do it!
The most dangerous violator of the heart is the person who tells you what you want to hear. It is the person who strokes your ego and tells you words that you are desperate to hear, all in an effort to get what they want from you.
Never lose your identity for another person’s sake. Always take inventory of whether a person is drawing more from you than pouring and giving to you.
A healthy relationship is a relationship in which there is balance in giving and taking; where there is mutual appreciation and encouragement; where there are honest words of appreciation without any taint of manipulation.