Although conflict in relationships can be normal, it can also become excessive, toxic, or abusive. How do you know when it’s crossed that line? Healthy relationships involve conflict that expresses emotion but remains respectful, where both partners feel comfortable expressing their complaints without worry of retribution, insults, or abusive behavior. Healthy relationships also include intentions to resolve a problem, not add to the problem by making the other person feel badly about themselves or worry for their safety. If you notice your relationship or marriage involves constant unhealthy conflict or has become verbally or psychically abusive it’s time to seek help.