20 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health

20 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health

Is the relationship you are in, hurting your mental health and taking a toll on you emotionally and psychologically? Are you looking to get out of it?

They say, how people treat you is their karma and how you react is yours.

Our relationships should always be good for our mental health. Positive thoughts and happiness is always a welcome change in a relationship. The success or failure in a relationship is often dependent on the frequency and depth or the quality and nature of an interaction. You can get affected either positively or negatively depending upon the nature of a relationship.

Here Are 20 Signs That Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health 

1. You continuously second guess your thoughts and feelings.

It may be very normal for people to second guess thoughts and feelings in a relationship. However, this may not be normal for someone in a relationship to guess what is happening time and again. You cannot rationalize your behavior all the time.

Are you in a toxic relationship? Read 5 Ways You Feel When In A Toxic Relationship

2. Making excuses about other’s behavior.

This may be normal for many people to actually make excuses for the other person he or she deeply cares for. But it is only a matter of time before the other person feels used and mistreated. The problem with making excuses is that it harms the relationship and enables the other person to continue with negative behavior without consequences.

3. Deny the entire right to think and act.

This is especially true for couples that have children. One of the spouses is completely disillusioned with the relationship and does not want to stir up the nest for the sake of kids. They just go on to bury their thoughts and emotions.

4. Unresolved anger or anxiety faced when interacting.

If a relationship has been unhealthy for most of the time, there will be a negative emotion that will be aggravated when there is an interaction. There is a sense of repulsion and dread that seems to pile on with every interaction between two people in a relationship. Consistent negative thoughts often are detrimental to mental peace.

Have you ever seen signs that you might be in an unhealthy relationship? Read Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship – Red Flags that You Shouldn’t Ignore

5. Perennially trying to mend the fences in a unidirectional way.

A relationship is almost always a two-way street and does not require efforts from one partner all the time. Despite all efforts, if the partners are both not willing to work it out both ways, then change can be for a short period of time and behavior seems to be unaltered most of the time.

Friendships can never be forced. Marriage cannot be either. The two-way street has to be fully functional for you to survive in a relationship!

6. What goes around comes around.

Most relationships do not see the light of the day when one of the partners cheats on the other. This may cause emotional agony and a tremendous sense of insecurity in one of the partners.

7. Lack of support.

Looking towards other people for emotional strength and support rather than having each other is a recipe for mental agony in partners.

Are you in the right kind of relationship? Read 3 Dead Giveaways Of How Narcissists Act In Romantic Relationships

8. Lack of empathizers in your company.

If your partner cuts off the support network of your friends and family, it bodes ill for your relationship.

9. A no is not a no.

You may be in for trouble in paradise if your partner does not accept a no to what you say.

10. No positive influence on one another.

You may not have influenced each other in a positive way and have not adopted each other’s interests and skills.

11. There is a value for only one thing.

If your partner is vocal about his love for you only because of sex or your looks, you may be in for trouble in your relationship. Some partners may also like their spouses or better halves for their ability to earn money.

Want to know more about how you can let go of an unhealthy relationship? Read 21 Signs Your Relationship Is Over and It’s Time To Quit

12. No sense of relationship security.

The relationship has seen many ups and downs and there have been many breakups and reconciliation in the time being. Despite numerous fallouts, you have been not sure of the growth path of the relationship. 

13. There is no room for ethics.

Your partner indulges in lying every now and then and shows signs of discontent in a relationship or marriage.

14. Interaction always means a bitter fight.

In the course of an interaction, you always end up fighting and screaming at each other whenever the two of you are together.

15. Teasing and taunting take a dangerous turn.

A lot of the time, your partner may just tease and taunt you for your facial expressions or tone of voice. They are more interested in belittling you and breaking your resolve and have little practical efficacy.

16. Out of sight is out of mind.

If your partner is on an international trip, and they reach safely a new place or destination, he or she calls on upon arrival without following it up with repeated calls.

17. Dismissive of interests and vocations.

If your partner is not encouraging of the things you do for a living with only judging the things you do with how important they are to him or her and not you, then you are in for trouble.

18. Lack of dependability and reliability in times of crisis.

In case a close family member falls ill, you cannot depend on your partner in times of emergency.

Want to know the difference between a good man and a not so good man? Read 25 Qualities Of A Good Man That Separate The Best From The Rest

19. Stonewalling parenthood.

You and your partner flat out refuse to talk about important relationship topics such as having a baby and whether they would make a good parent.

20. Not a great team.

You often wonder if your partner and you make a good team. In times of happiness or distress, you don’t seem to find a company in him or her. There are almost no explanations when you are met with unexpected behaviors.

Acrimonious relationships, turbulent affairs, and divorces often take a toll on our bodies and mind. The state of mental health often depends on the length of the relationship, the kind of relationship, whether there is an existence of violence (both mental and physical), the presence of children and infidelity.

While we may have our apprehensions and are fearful of cutting ties with our partners, it is oftentimes good for both of you. Being proactive in talking about our mental health in the utmost seriousness is the name of the game. You should never compromise or settle with emotional and mental instability.

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20 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health
20 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health
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