Recently the case of Johnny Depp suing his former wife, Amber Heard, became one of the hottest news all over the world. In a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post, she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Even though Johnny Depp was not named in the article, the actor claimed that the piece had affected his career and he alleged that it cost him lucrative acting roles.
The case ended with the jury deciding that Amber Heard defamed Johnny Depp with actual malice in her 2018 op-ed and awarded Johnny $10m in compensatory damages and $5m in punitive damages. Amber Heard was awarded $2m in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
With the case being broadcasted around the world, it brought a light on toxic relationships — something that many people have experienced. Most of the cases, the victims or even both parnters within the relationship did not realize that they were both toxic and hurting each other throughout the relationship, even if it might seem obvious to other people.
Violet Lim, the Chief of Cupid and CEO of Lunch Actually — Asia’s pioneer and biggest dating agency in Asia, shares her expertise on the signs of toxic relationships and how to identify toxic relationships.
Firstly, Lim emphasized that we need to understand ourselves first before getting involved with someone else. Based on Lunch Actually’s philosophy that before meeting the right one, we need to be the right one ourselves, understanding our true self is definitely required before being involved in deeper relationships with someone else.
Thus, we can recognize earlier if we’re actually a narcissist and trying to get help from professionals and not include someone else before we become the best version of ourselves.
Ahead, she shares the signs of toxic relationships and some tips to identify whether you’re in a toxic relationship.
These are some of the signs to watch out for.