Toxic Karmic Relationships: All You Need To Know (+Quiz)

Updated On: December 24, 2022

Confused if you are in an over-toxic karmic relationship? Take this karmic relationship quiz & read these karmic relationship signs & stages to make it clear!


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Have you ever felt an instant attachment with someone at your first meeting? A deep connection that it felt like you’d known each other for ages.

If yes, you might say it was love.

But what if I say not all pure connections are love, and some are just karmas that brought the two of you together?

Shocking, right?

These are called karmic relationships. Unlike love, they are extremely painful and go through a lot of suffering. 
There’s a little happiness and significant sadness involved in them.

So, if you’ve recently entered a sudden unexpected relationship, reading this post and having all the information about karmic relationships is a must for you.

Let’s get started!     

What is a Karmic Relationship?

As you can observe from the term “karmic relationship” itself, these are the relationships that are formed because of your past life karmas.

These relationships are bound to happen, and you can’t avoid them! You just suddenly fall into them. 

One of the most relatable examples of a couple in a karmic relationship could be Romeo and Juliet.

Karmic relationships are extremely turbulent and involve too many sufferings. It is because they are considered to be made of unresolved issues and conflicts from past life.

These relationships are there to teach you lessons and make you attain growth in life. The cycle goes on, and they keep repeating themselves until all your karmic debts are settled and you’ve learned the lessons that you were supposed to learn.

One of the most amazing facts about a karmic relationship is that you can have it with literally anyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s your lover or not! It could be your friend, cousin, sibling, parent, child, or anyone else.

Do all Karmic Relationships End?

In short, the answer is yes! 

These relationships come to an end when you’ve learned the lessons or paid off your karmic debts. They end so that you can break free and live a happy, peaceful life.

Another fact about Karmic relationships is that they are intensely addictive. 
You feel the need to get out of the relationship, but you can’t do it. The thought of living without your karmic partner sends shivers down your spine.

Now you would ask:- “What can I do to identify whether I am in a karmic relationship or not?”

Well, I can help you figure it out. 

18 Signs of a Karmic Relationship: Are you in One?

Here are 18 signs of a karmic relationship that will help you identify whether you have a karmic soulmate or not:-

1. You feel Like You Already Know Each Other.

When you first met, there was an instant connection between you and your karmic soulmate. It felt like you and your partner already knew each other. There was great chemistry between both of you, and you were suddenly attracted to each other.

You could’ve even mistaken your partner for your unicorn boyfriend (girlfriend).

2. Excessive Addiction To Karmic Partner.

As soon as you get close to your karmic partner, the relationship becomes addicting. Despite a lot of drama, abuse, and conflicts, you feel like you can never get over the relationship.

3. Too Much Emotional Highs and Lows.

Karmic partners experience a rollercoaster of emotions.
One moment, you might feel on top of the world, and the other moment, you feel at the lowest point in your life.

4. You Can Observe the Negative Signals.

Negative Signals are signs of karmic relationship

In a karmic relationship, you often find yourself asking these questions:-

  • Why am I in this relationship?
  • Why does everything feel so unsettled?
  • I know this isn’t a healthy relationship, but why can’t I exit?

You might even notice some red flags like anger outbursts, excessive frustration, stress, etc. 

5. You’ve Turned into Someone Completely Different.

You can see yourself turning into someone you never imagined.

You are mostly filled with anger and rage. You prevent the company of other people, including friends and relatives. If you were an extroverted person before entering the relationship, you’ve now turned into an introverted person. 

You can see that your personality and attitude have drastically changed, but not for good.

6. You are Mostly Unhappy.

There’s a lack of fulfillment in your life. 
You want to be happy, but your brain is mostly filled up with negative thoughts. 

You don’t enjoy the activities you loved before entering the relationship.

7. You Feel Unsafe With Your Karmic Partner.

There isn’t a sense of security when your karmic partner is around.

You feel they can’t take care of you. Whenever there’s a conflict between you and your partner, you have thoughts that they might even hurt you. Thus, you are always trying to control the situation before it worsens.

8. There’s a Lot of Miscommunication.

You feel that you can’t share your feelings or secrets with your partner because they can’t handle or protect them. 

There’s always a communication barrier between both of you. Even though you are close, you need to think multiple times before sharing anything because you are always afraid of their response. So, you mostly choose to be quiet and reserved.

9. You’re Insecure About the Relationship’s Future.

There’s always a thought in your mind that your relationship will end one day or another.

Even after being in an abusive relationship, you feel obsessed with your partner and try to have them around. All of it so that you can spend maximum time together before both of you separate. 

You might experience sleepless nights and dreadful mornings because your mind is mostly filled with thoughts and fear of losing them. 

10. Small Issues are Over-Exaggerated.

Your partner picks every minute flaw in you and over-exaggerates them. Thus, your self-image degrades, and you start feeling bad about yourself.

Arguments over small conversations turn into huge conflicts. These conflicts last for a few hours or even a few days. Meanwhile, you might not talk to each other but get back together when you calm down.

11. You Have to Face your Fears.

A karmic relationship forces you to face your “love and relationship” fears. 

For example, there’s toxicity in your relationship when you always avoided it. You expected a life-long relationship, but you know that you’re in a short-lived relationship.

12. There are Intense Conflicts.

Both of you have a lot of disagreements, and there’s no scope for mutual agreement. There are loud and abusive arguments between you and your karmic soulmate. Nobody backs out and tries to settle things.

13. Relationship With Karmic Partner Is Destructive.

While most healthy relationships are expected to be constructive, you feel that your relationship is destructive.
You feel overwhelmed by relationship problems and can’t find a way to fix them. You experience negative self-growth, and your life seems to be headed in the wrong direction.

14. You Don’t Get What you Expected.

You don't get what you expected in these relationships.

Everybody wants a happy and peaceful relationship, right?

But you didn’t get what you wanted! Instead, you landed up in a toxic relationship.

Even though you have someone with whom you are so attached, you still feel lonely. You feel that you are unheard of, and you can’t vent your feelings. You need support, but you can’t get it.

There’s emptiness all around, and you’re lost.

15. You Feel Drowned in Karmic Debt.

You feel like you are always giving in to the relationship, and they are always asking. You put all your time and effort to fix things up, but they aren’t willing to change a bit. You give them the support, love, and care they need, but you don’t get any of it when you need it.

It feels like you are paying some kind of debt that doesn’t seem to come to an end. 

16. You are Mostly Frustrated and Exhausted.

Being frustrated and irritated has become a part of your routine. You overthink almost every topic and panic over silly things.

You are tired and fed up with everything’s that going on in your life right now. All the drama, conflicts, and pathetic experiences have started affecting your mental and physical health.
Instead of feeling positive, you expect negative things to happen in your life.

17. Repeated Breakdowns

The make-up and break-up cycles take place again and again. Even when the problems between both of you are solved, they don’t get fixed permanently. They arise again and again, and there’s no end to it. 

For example, your partner had no time to spend with you and some days were like you didn’t even have a conversation with them. 
Therefore, both of you decided to spend at least 30 minutes over the call at night. As per the mutual decision, your partner did the same for 2-3 days, but after that, they stopped picking up the call and giving you the time again.   

18. You Feel Stuck.

Even after so much trouble and pain, you find yourself stuck in the same place. You feel that you can’t get out of the rut of your toxic relationship.

Even though you want to break free from the relationship, you feel that you can’t live without them. Thus, you feel hopeless, helpless, and directionless.

Still, Confused? Attempt this Karmic Relationship Test to Clarify

Created by Varun Pahwa
Couple in Karmic Relationship

Karmic Relationship Quiz

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1. When you met your partner, did it feel like you’ve met before?

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2. Do you ask yourself often:-“Why the hell did I enter this relationship? “

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3. Do you want to leave your partner, but you can’t do the same because you feel that you can’t survive without them?

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4. Do you feel unpleasant around your partner?

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5. Do you feel that your partner often misunderstands you?

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6. Is your relationship filled with disturbing fights and arguments?

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7. Is your relationship filled with a lot of drama?

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8. After entering the relationship, do you feel that you’ve started experiencing negative self-growth?

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9. Have you started feeling disconnected from your family and friends after entering the relationship?

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10. Do you feel like you’ve lost your freedom after entering the relationship? (For example, you have to take permission from your partner before going anywhere or doing anything new.)

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11. Does your partner focus more on your weaknesses rather than strengths?

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12. Do you feel that your partner doesn’t want to put in the effort to grow in the relationship?

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13. Do you feel exhausted and want to break free from the relationship?

8 Lesser-Known Karmic Relationship Stages

Karmic Relationship Stages

Until now, you would’ve surely realized whether you are in a karmic relationship or not.
If you are in it, it’s time to know the 8 stages your karmic relationship would go through.

1. Meeting and Attraction.

Just like any other relationship, a karmic relationship starts with your meeting with your karmic partner. In a karmic relationship, it is no big surprise if you’ve met unusually and unexpectedly.

At the first meeting, there is an instant connection between both of you, and you start getting attracted to each other. The bond seems to get stronger with time, and everything seems to be going perfectly.

2. Feeling of Familiarity.

After you’ve had your first meeting, you and your karmic soulmate feel that you know each other already. It feels like there’s already a deep connection between both of you. The meeting feels like you were destined to meet each other.

3. Addiction to Each other.

Now, the karmic cycle has begun, and your past relationships have brought you together.

As you and your karmic partner get closer, the bond deepens. Soon, you find yourself addicted to each other. This addiction might even turn into an obsession so that you might be spending most of your daytime with each other.

4. Relationship Becomes Extremely Toxic.

Everything was going well until now. But suddenly, the obsession between you and your karmic soulmate turns into frustration. Your sweet conversations turn into intense arguments in no time. 

You stop working on achieving your goals. You can’t focus anymore because your brain is mostly occupied by the thoughts of your toxic relationship. You justify your partner’s actions and find yourself on the defensive side.

Now you feel stuck in the relationship, but your addiction doesn’t let you do the same.

5. Settlements never work out.

You tell your partner about the poor situation of your relationship. So both of you decide to improve it and give it one more chance.
After mutual agreement, you come up with solutions that don’t work out. You try your best to implement the solutions. They work for a few days, but soon everything resets and the relationship becomes “pathetic” again. You find yourself back in never-ending conflicts once again.

You constantly keep giving chances to the relationship to become better. Unfortunately, there’s no result.      

6. Realization that Your Relationship is Karmic.

After infinite chances, when nothing seems to work out, and you are totally exhausted. You finally realize that you were in a karmic relationship. This is because you can now clearly see that your relationship has turned you into a “puppet.”

You accept that you need to take the final step to allow everything to fall back in place.

7. Decision to Break Free.

Now comes the final step. You decide to break free from your karmic relationship.
You feel that you’ve tried your best to hold onto the relationship and restore it, but it just doesn’t seem to work out. You feel the need to give up now to restore your mental and physical health.

So, in the end, you break up so that your life gets back on the right track.

8. Everything Starts Getting Better.

After being free from your karmic relationship, It feels like you’ve just found a new life. Things start to get normal. You get over all the trauma and attain mental peace.
You feel a lot lighter as you’ve paid your karmic debt. Everything heals day by day, and once again, you start interacting with your friends and family.

After going through so many hardships, things settle down, and you turn into a new personality. This time you are wiser, calm, and better than ever.

In this stage, you look back, smile, and realize why you were there in a karmic relationship. You feel proud of what you’ve been through and what you’ve become.

10 Clear Signs a Karmic Relationship Is Ending

Signs a Karmic Relationship Is Ending

If you are in a karmic relationship, these are the ten signs that will help you identify that it will end soon:-

1. Your relationship often experiences a no-contact period when you and your karmic soulmate don’t even talk to each other.

2. There’s uncertainty about the relationship’s future.

3. You try to avoid each other as much as you can.

4. All the feelings and emotional connections suddenly start fading away.

5. Your conflicts often lead to a conclusion that you and your karmic partner should break up (but you don’t).

6. You don’t want to think about your partner anymore.

7. You are planning to end the relationship peacefully.

8. You can’t feel the same positive vibes around your partner anymore.

9. You’re mostly disturbed and tensed.

10. The spark feels missing between you and your karmic soulmate.

What Is the Difference Between Karmic Relationship and Twin Flame Relationship?

Karmic-Relationship Vs Twin-Flame-Relationship

Have you read our post on twin flame relationships?

If yes, you might be struggling to figure out the difference between both of these relationships.

So, to make things easier for you, I’ve listed 6 differences that exist between a karmic relationship and a twin flame relationship.

  • Everybody gets into a karmic relationship at least once in a lifetime, but entering into a twin flame relationship is rare!
  • Your soul is actually searching for your twin flame. However, you meet your karmic soulmate as a part of your destiny even when you weren’t searching for them or expecting them.
  • Twin flame relationship helps you to attain growth in life while karmic relationships negatively affect your growth.
  • You feel a deep connection with your twin flame. On the other hand, you feel addicted to your karmic soulmate.
  • Karmic relationships are relatively more toxic than twin flame relationships.
  • Karmic relationships end once the karmic debt has been successfully paid. If not in this life, maybe in the next one. However, after separation, twin flames might reunite and the reunion leads to a heavenly lifelong relationship.

Should You Stay in a Karmic Relationship?

Well, the answer is, it depends.

While most karmic relationships are supposed to end, you can try giving a chance to yours.

If you feel that you and your karmic partner are willing to get out of the toxic relationship together, then things might work out. Otherwise, if there are single-sided efforts, you can choose to leave the relationship.

How Do You Break a Karmic Relationship?

Just like any other relationship, ending a karmic relationship won’t be an easy task. In fact, it might be even more difficult depending upon the extent of addiction that you had with your karmic soulmate.

Ending a karmic relationship is the breaking of your karmic cycle. It happens only when you’ve paid your karmic debts and learned your karmic lessons.

Somedays, you might even feel the need to get back to your karmic soulmate and give one more chance to the relationship. But, the harsh truth is, it won’t work.

You need to have strong willpower to overcome the attachment to your karmic partner so that you can live a better life.

Here are a few quick tips that might help you break free from your karmic relationship:-

  • Despite having excessive urges, don’t try to get back to your partner.
  • Look back on your relationship and remember what it has taught you.
  • Be proud that you’re strong and you’ve been so far.
  • Accept that moving away was the best option.
  • Spend some time alone and let yourself heal.
  • Do what you always loved (you’ll find interest back in it). 

I must say it’s difficult to get out of the karmic relationship, but it’s worth it!

7 Astonishing Karmic Relationship Quotes You Would Love To Read

Before ending the post, I want you to have a look at these seven incredible karmic relationship quotes:-

1. Breaking free from a karmic relationship might be full of distress. But it is the only way to get back your extreme peace.

2. A karmic relationship only ends after you’ve learned the lessons it wanted to teach you.

Karmic Relationship Quote - "A karmic relationship only ends after you've learned the lessons it wanted to teach you."

3. The lessons that a karmic relationship teaches you are priceless. Ensure to make the best use of them.

4. Every karmic relationship is there to clear your karmic debt, and you can’t evade it, Period.

5. A karmic relationship is not meant to last. But the lessons you learn from it last forever.

6. Low vibrations attract karmic soulmates. Consider it a reason to vibe high.

Karmic Relationship Quote - "Low vibrations attract karmic soulmates. Consider it a reason to vibe high."

7. Clear your karmic dues, and you’ll see a clear path to deal with your karmic relationship.

Parting Thoughts

Coming towards the end of the post, you might be thinking that karmic relationships are bad.

In my opinion, it’s not true. 

Karmic relationships are there for a reason. They give you experiences that you can’t otherwise get from your life. 

Further, why not repay if you’ve done something wrong to someone? It’s justice, right?

So, that’s it for this post. 

I’ve shared everything about karmic relationships with you, and now it’s your turn to spread the word. Share this post as much as you can to help the ones stuck in the karmic cycle right now. Let them know they aren’t alone.

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I’ll see you soon!


Ans. Yes! Karmic relationships are often one-sided, where one of the partners is constantly giving all the effort to make the relationship work, and the other partner is self-absorbed and doing nothing.



Varun Pahwa

Varun Pahwa

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