You would think that there would be a clinical definition of a toxic relationship, but there is none. Yet, we have this term and use it quite often to describe a relationship that has negative patterns that tend to repeat themselves. These patterns can be especially daunting to the person on the receiving end. Relationships are tricky to navigate, but with toxicity in the mix—things become even murkier. There are tell-tale signs of a bad relationship such as verbal, emotional or physical abuse. Then there are the subtle ways that can be damaging like emotional blackmail and manipulation. A healthy relationship contributes to our self-esteem and emotional energy. However, a toxic relationship damages self-esteem and drains energy, Health Scope reported. With the severity of toxic relationships, you would think that there would be a clinical definition! If you are in a toxic relationship, here are 5 ways on how to navigate it.