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One important thing to remember about relationships is that not all of them are positive. Some relationships serve as a future learning experience of what not to tolerate moving forward.

If you’re currently in a relationship that causes you to have more tears than smiles, it’s probably time to leave it behind. Unfortunately, we have a tendency to rationalize behavior that is damaging and unacceptable. So, to help you better recognize characteristics of a toxic relationship, we’ve put together these signs.

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Man surprised at friends flirting. (via Getty)

Excessive Jealousy

We’re human, which means that a little jealousy every now and then is perfectly normal, however there is a world of difference between feeling twinges of jealousy in a relationship and letting it obsessively consume you.

If your relationship is filled with jealousy at every turn, including at the smallest things, then it’s a clear sign that something is not right. Jealousy is a direct symptom of insecurity, which can be one of the worst things for a relationship to overcome.

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