When you’re in a happy, healthy relationship, you can see its positive impact in almost every area of your life. In the same sense, unhealthy relationships can have the same type of negative affect on your life, especially your health. So if you’ve noticed that your health is falling by the wayside and you’re stuck in an unhealthy relationship, be it a marriage or a friendship, here are three ways this toxic relationship could be causing you to have poor health.
Increased Stress Levels
An unhealthy relationship can be very detrimental to both your physical and mental health. One way this is evident is in the stress that this relationship can cause and how that stress can be made manifest in your physical body. According to Amanda MacMullin, a contributor to Health.com, you can have stress in your relationship over things like financial problems, parenting disagreements, emotional abuse, or even just small arguments about normal things in life. When these things cause you stress, it can impact your health through giving you anxiety, stomach issues, and overall discontent and lack of well-being. [Read more…]