We have all grown up amidst pop sings and fairy tales that are all about love. But the things is, many of them are not about healthy love, but codependency and toxic relationships. Let’s debunk some of them!

Today: ‘Nothing Compares to You’, written by Prince and gotten famous in the version by Sinead o’Conner.

At the first glance, this song seemed the grievance of a woman over her broken relationship. But as I listened to it, something kept feeling slightly off. Something wasn’t quite right. This is exactly what the thing with toxic relationships is: they can look beautiful from the outside – and even from the inside!

But something is off. When being inside a toxic relationship, you can feel trapped, like you are doing something wrong. But maybe that’s not what is happening.

Find the full series of Debunking Lovesongs at our Youtube channel or in the category Debunking Lovesongs in the blog!