How do failed relationships shape our mental health?

Mating and dating normally give a boost to our spirits, lift self-confidence, and increase well-being. When in toxic relationships, people become easily irritated and dissatisfied so that a breakup is the only healthy way out. There is no point continuing relationships that stink, and people generally feel relieved after separating from an oppressive or narcissistic partner. But what if a healthy and all-around positive engagement fails? Do we really mean it saying that everything goes for the good?
Breaking up with a loved and desirable partner, individuals feel even worse than as if they were engaged in toxic relationships. Devastation, frustration, and the feeling of inferiority reach the offended partners right away. In a couple of days, failed lovers may develop anxiety or depression that goes along with eating disorders, sleep problems, substance addiction, and reckless behavior. Obviously, breaking a romantic bond is not the best event to experience. Even if partners never considered each other the love of their life, insulted self-esteem does not make it pleasant to part.
A failed marriage does not leave spouses in peace either. Most people feel like they should better get some counseling sessions in process of divorce that is stressful indeed. Many couples lose weight in divorce and develop alcohol abuse afterward. Unlike other types of failed relationships, divorce impacts the whole family. In the end, parents suffer from high blood pressure and children develop anxiety and phobias. A civilized behavior of partners can save the situation, however, a temporary increase in stress hormones makes people miserable.
In rare cases, a breakup can result in hysteria or suicidal behavior. It depends much on a personality and on one’s inclination to the mental illness. It is rather the case with teenagers who have a distorted picture of romantic relationships and how they come and go.


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