There are very good reasons places like Area 151 have been restricted to visitors for years and why, when you enter certain buildings, you see signs posted notifying you that some chemicals within the building are known to cause illness. Once a toxin is in the air, there is no knowing or controlling how far it spreads. That’s pretty much true of toxic relationships, too. Their unhealthy nature touches everything around them. Look: if you’re in a good relationship, that affects every part of your life, too. Your romantic relationship is such a big part of your life, how could it not bleed into other areas? That’s why it’s so important to be in a good one. You can’t keep your relationship from affecting every area of your life, which is proven by all of the ways a toxic one can ruin your life.
You become self-involved
You become addicted to and obsessed with the relationship. It requires so much of your attention, just to barely survive, that it’s all you talk about. If people try to talk about something else, you find a way to relate it back to your relationship. Nobody feels that you’re a very good listener.