Oddly enough, it’s kind of a good thing.“It's when your partner becomes your everything; your best friend, your confidant, the one you always think about, and the person you do everything with," Benjamin Ritter, interpersonal, dating, and relationships consultant, tells Bustle.
“It's highlighted as a symbol of love, when really, it can do more harm to your health than almost anything."Now let’s be honest, who’s never been guilty of making your partner your everything before?
It's kind of sweet, and movies like to romanticize it.
When you finally find someone you really do like, it’s hard to not invest all your time and energy into making it work.
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Being in a good, healthy relationship can positively affect your individual health in so many ways.
But therein lies the issue.“The problem with a relationship over taking your life is that it also overtakes your mental processes,” Ritter says.
“Your mind has a limited capacity every day, and sometimes when people find ‘the one’ they spend all of their thought power on that person.”It becomes worse when you’re in a toxic relationship.
In addition to high blood pressure, stress can also lead to a wide range of health issues such as heart disease, depression, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction amongst others.The one way your relationship is ruining your health is that you aren't focused on your own personal growth, but on the relationship’s growth.”I know it feels great to be happy and in love. As Ritter goes on to say, relationships may end, but the focus on your own personal growth shouldn’t.Here are other ways your relationship could be bad for your health: If you’re in a relationship that doesn’t make you happy, you may find yourself searching for fulfillment in other ways.One is to place the person in the category of "non-serious" dating material and don't invest any of your time or energy into reading into his or her behavior. Other times, someone is just not ready for a commitment," Rhodes says."Showing up as a grown-ass adult and asking for what you want is really the only way to maintain your sanity with this new trend."Conversely when our relationships are going well, we'll usually have a better balance in the other areas of our life.”Abusive relationships whether they be verbal, emotional, physical or sexual can often lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and dissociation.“Because your brain is continually forming new neural connections throughout the span of life, traumatic experiences from abusive relationships have the ability to negatively impact perceptions and cognition long after the event,” psychiatrist Dr. “As a psychiatrist, I have noticed an increase in escapism or turning to other destructive behaviors frequently manifesting as addictions as a result of such trauma.”But abusive relationships aren’t the only things that could prove damaging on your mental health.