Relationships and Their Impact on Mental Health

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Relationships and Their Impact on Mental Health

There are so many different types of relationships. From friendships to family to romantic relationships and more, the ways we interact with others can have a significant impact on our mental health. Acknowledging this fact is important so you can identify ways to grow and improve your relationships.

Understanding Relationships

Every relationship is different. It’s no secret that you talk to your boss at work differently than you talk to your parents. However, the ways that these relationships impact you are also going to be different from person to person. Let’s go over some of the positive and negative ways that relationships can impact someone.


Relationships are unique forces in that they have the power to both increase and decrease stress. If you have a relationship with someone you can rely on, talking to them about your struggles can be a great way to decrease stress and feel heard. However, if a relationship is filled with conflict or misunderstandings, it may increase stress levels.

Take some time to evaluate your relationships and how they’re impacting your mental health. Doing so can lead to increased clarity and help you improve your emotional well-being.


There are so many different ways to cope with difficult things. Relationships can play a big part in that process. If you struggle with mental health, substance abuse, a difficult work or home environment, or any number of other things, it can be helpful to have someone in your life who can support you during difficult moments. Being honest and transparent is important in relationships so you can get help when you need it.


It’s natural to compare yourself to others, but that doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. Social media has increased comparison and often leaves individuals feeling like their lives aren’t good enough compared to others. Comparing yourself to others can take a significant toll on your mental health. It can also lead to resenting those around you.

If you struggle with comparison, consider speaking with a professional about ways that you can work on that to improve your mental health.

Understanding relationships and the ways they impact us can be difficult. If you’ve been struggling with your mental health lately and you’re looking for some support, consider Avalon Malibu. Our staff is highly trained and able to guide you through difficult periods and find ways to gather support around you. Relationships are important, especially when it comes to mental health. Call us at (844) 857-5992 and we can provide you with further information about our services and if they could be the right fit for you.

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