How Unhealthy Relationships Affect Your Life

by | Dec 3, 2018 | Relationships + Sex

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Our elationships can help us become the best version of ourselves, but when they are not working, they can hold us back from achieving our goals. If you are unhappy with one or more aspect of your partnership it’s necessary to address the issue as soon as possible before your mental health and other areas of your life are negatively affected.

Below are a few ways struggling relationships can prevent you from becoming the best version of yourself.

Lack of Focus

If you strive to achieve your goals, you simply cannot be preoccupied with things related to your partner. Whether they are dragging you into an argument or simply need support continuously, you’ll lose yourself, become exhausted, and perhaps resentful of your partner rather than focusing on your goals.

It is crucial to create clear boundaries and look after yourself as you nurture your relationships. If you don’t take care of YOU, you can’t care effectively for others.


If you are emotionally insecure, you will not be able to see clearly which will likely result in procrastination and a lack of personal progress. It also leads to avoiding your own progress as you focus on the drama of others–which isn’t good for either of you. It is essential to control your emotions, take a step back, clarify the decisions you’re facing and avoid the drama that can easily interfere.

Some of the decisions you’re faced with have a huge impact on your future. Make sure you’re making them with a clear head and consider your options thoroughly.

Our #relationships help us become the best version of ourselves, but when they are not healthy, they affect other aspects of our lives negatively.

Negative Self-Esteem

If your relationship is struggling,  you may begin to internalize those struggles and blame yourself. For instance, if you are facing a lack of intimacy in your relationship, you may start to assess your flaws and become lost in your own lack of self-esteem. Self-doubt can stop you in your tracks very quickly.

You can read more here about improving your relationship and talking about issues that affect your self-image openly and honestly.

Lack of Support

If you’re feeling like you are alone in the world, it might be time to step out of your comfort zone and explore new relationships, including perhaps a new romantic one. Surrounding yourself with genuinely kind, supportive people will improve your self-worth, general well-being, happiness,, and fulfillment.

Mental Health Issues

Sitting on the fence for too long without facing your problems will eat you alive. Tackle the problems before they worsen and affect you negatively. Among other issues, continually facing stress and negativity in your relationships can cause your mental health to suffer.

If you find yourself discouraged, anxious, and overly stressed–and it interferes with your day-to-day tasks–it’s essential to seek help from your doctor or mental health professional.

We all face struggles in our relationships from time to time. It’s normal. To avoid allowing your relationships to have a negative impact on your personal development, your self-worth, or your mental health it’s important to face issues head-on.

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How Unhealthy Relationships Affect Your Life