Mental Health and Relationships
Relationships make up a large part of your social support network and are important for your mental health. They can be complicated and challenging, and come in many forms. If you are in a relationship that causes you stress or seems toxic, consider talking to your therapist about it. Creating healthy boundaries, finding ways to compromise, or even ending the relationship may help you feel better.
A true relationship is more than just a bond of affection. It’s about trust, caring for each other, intimate conversations, helping one another out and being there when needed, and a mutual understanding of deep love. It also involves respecting each other’s friends, family and other loved ones.
Having a partner can be great, especially if you have children and a busy schedule. It can cut down on the hassle of trying to find someone to go with you, and it can give you a sense of security and stability. However, a relationship requires work from both sides to make it work, and it can be easy to fall into bad habits.
A good partner will be supportive and encouraging, but they will also be able to point out when you’re doing something unhealthy. They can be your best friend and support system while still giving you space and allowing you to be yourself. They will be able to help you decompress after a rough day, be a sounding board when you’re feeling overwhelmed, and make you laugh.