Sometimes in life we are tempted to hold on to things and people whom, even when it's rather clear, are not good for us.
Toxic situations and relationships within social settings are largely defined as and when two consenting parties are involved in each other's lives, but what they have going is unequally shared.
This can be in many ways. For instance, when one party takes unfair and uncalled for advantage over the other based on various differing criteria, or when one party (selfishly) refuses to commit themselves fully to the ongoing relation with their significant other.
Such instances call for a review of pre-existing relational ties, especially on the part of the victim of unfair treatment within the otherwise toxic relationship. Lest one sacrifices his/her individuality, self-worth, and inner peace, all for nothing good in return. This may sometimes result in negative consequences like, chronic depression, stress-related illnesses or in worst case scenarios, suicide.