Question: Will I ever find love again after a toxic relationship?
Answer: Unless you have learned absolutely nothing from your previous relationship, you will find love again. So the question you should be asking is, did you learn anything?
Did you learn to look for red flags? Did you learn that emotional and mental abuse is real abuse? Did you learn that your feelings and opinions matter just as much as anyone else’s? Did you learn what a relationship should NOT be?
I highly doubt you went through the hell of a toxic relationship and didn’t take any notes. You have grown from it and are ready (or will be someday) to begin anew.
Your first step is to remember that every person is different and therefore every relationship is different. I know you know this. But if you truly asked the original question, you needed to be reminded of it. The last thing you want to do is compare one person to another.
Another thing to remember is, don’t unpack your shit on the new person. You have been through a lot but that doesn’t have to define your future. Have a good time. Enjoy the person’s company. Listen to and trust your gut.
Love will come. You will find it. You will be happy again.