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Is Your Relationship Affecting Your Health?

Our health is one of the most important things in our life. With bad health, we suffer painful long-term effects and issues that could seriously hinder our well-being. Good health is difficult to achieve with bad habits such as smoking, alcohol and overeating. However, those are well-documented topics and it’s easy to see when they are affecting your health. For instance, eating too much causes you to be overweight, a lack of exercise makes you run out of breath faster, and smoking affects your lungs.

 

One bad habit that a lot of people don’t seem to understand is being in a bad relationship. Yes, being with the wrong partner at the wrong time can also have serious effects on your health. Sometimes there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and a difficult period of time with your partner can be resolved. However, when there doesn’t seem to be any salvation in the aftermath, it could harm your health.

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Weight Gain

 

Couples that work together on a regular basis and are open to criticising each other are more likely to stay in shape. This is because if you’re in a relationship, it’s easier to work together on a common goal. For instance, you could go with each other to the gym, support each other during workouts, and learn how to stay fit together. Unfortunately, couples that argue often or regularly feel stressed are more likely to binge eat for comfort or ignore their health because other issues are on their mind. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly even if you’re going through a rough patch in your relationship.

 

Stress

 

Stress is an extremely common side effect of being in a bad relationship. Disputes, arguments and so on can quickly spiral down into complete chaos and cause a lot of stress on both you and your partner. People that avoid conflict and have a strong enough bond to resolve these disputes in a calm manner are far more likely to have lower stress levels.

 

As we all know, stress can be a major factor in our happiness and can negatively affect everything we do in our daily lives. That annoyance in the back of our head can quickly spiral out of control and we’ll lash out at people, we’ll be more aggressive, and there are times when we’ll even shout at our children due to the stress.

 

If you’re in a stressful relationship that’s abusive and unenjoyable, then it’s time to find a mediator and consider getting a divorce or at least some assistance with your relationship. These problems can’t continue because it will keep chipping away at your livelihood until you’re permanently stressed and unable to cope with daily tasks.

 

Sleep Problems
We’ve all heard of those partners that kick around at night, snore, or are such light sleepers that they’ll constantly distract you at night with their movements. Sleep is a major component to our health because it helps us recharge our bodies for the next day. However, if your partner is constantly keeping you up at night due to their sleeping, then it might be time to speak with a doctor or even consider sleeping in separate beds.

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