I always thought of the ship as majorly toxic, worse than Jydia (but at least there was love there) and Stalia. Like, those three are at some of my top three toxic with Stydia and Stalia at the top because of how Stalia was started and because of the entire basis of Stydia (now on both sides, as I didn't realize how creepy Stiles was until it was pointed out). I always thought that they worked better as friends.
Jackson and Lydia are toxic on the surface, but really, they both know exactly what sort of people they are, I think. And they do love one another, as we see in Season 2.
As for Stalia and Stydia - well, one is a lot more toxic than the other, I think! And it’s the one that began in a mental institution, when clearly neither of them should have been falling into a relationship at all.
But again, Teen Wolf plays stuff like this for laughs.
Like Jackson is a douche and Lydia is a bitch, isn’t it funny? And Malia doesn’t know her own strength and hurts Stiles, and also she prefers to eat deer over pizza, ha ha! Look at those scratches on his back! Shs’s an animal in bed, get it? And Stiles is so in love with Lydia that he buys her huge birthday presents she doesn’t want, and tries to force her to accept them, lol!
I mean … are they incapable of writing a healthy relationship based on mutual respect on this show?