Sometimes a text can say more than the words in the literal message. If you and your partner have been fighting for a while or your relationship is starting to feel a little draining, it can be helpful to know some texting signs that your relationship is toxic. Though texting is a great way to get in touch with people quickly, sometimes your inbox needs a little extra attention.
"If you watch closely enough, the way someone texts provides a lot of insights into their personality," Claudia Cox, relationship coach and founder of Text Weapon, tells Elite Daily. "Do they respect your time? Are they jealous? Do they try to make you jealous? Do they only talk about themselves? Do they play manipulative games? Once you notice their patterns, it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth discussing their behavior or if it’s time to move on."
Though a toxic relationship may have some major red flags, there are plenty of ways that unhealthy behavior can come through over the phone. From being berated with texts to being forced to show your partner your inbox, these 6 texting signals may mean that it's time for an IRL check-in.