Ways That a Happy Relationship Can Boost Your Mental Health

A loving, happy relationship can boost your mental health. Studies show that awareness of how loved you can enhance your self-worth and esteem. Positive social support may reduce stress, depression, and anxiety and increase feelings of happiness. 

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A happy relationship can boost your mental health.

 

Studies show that awareness of how loved you can enhance your self-worth and esteem. Positive social support may reduce stress, depression, and anxiety and increase feelings of happiness. 

Love is a strong, powerful emotion. Although it cannot be used to fix everything, it does support overall mental and physical health. If your partner or spouse struggles with health issues, showing support and love can go a long way. 

Signs of a Happy Relationship

 

This is no one-size-fits-all relationship. There is no rulebook or manual to make a relationship perfect. However, there are general signs of a happy one. They include:

  • Mutual respect
  • Trust
  • There are boundaries
  • No abuse- emotional or physical
  • Both parties share their thoughts
  • No independence 

Below are the benefits a relationship can have on your mental health. 

Happiness 

 

Love cannot cure all mental illnesses or fix everything. However, having a loving spouse can boost your happiness. According to research, a happy relationship is associated with lower stress levels. Additionally, less depression, and enhanced mental health. 

On the other hand, an unhealthy or unstable relationship can increase depression, stress, and anxiety. If any of you struggles with mental issues, having a healthy relationship can be helpful. That’s why you should never hesitate to call off a toxic relationship. 

It Benefits Mental Treatment and Health

 

The benefits of relationships are not limited to happiness and romantic connections. Having a support system is suitable for your mental health. Good social support can benefit mental health in several ways, including:

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Increased resilience 
  • Better mental health
  • Healthier lifestyle choices

More so, a solid social support group boosts adherence to treatment plans. 

It Promotes Self-Worth

 

You have self-worth outside your relationship. However, being loved genuinely adds a sense of self-worth. The thought of knowing you mean a lot to someone increases your confidence and self-esteem. 

When you have a mental illness, it can be hard to see your value. Sometimes you may dive into despair, depression, and suicidal thoughts. You’ll need someone at this moment to show you how much you mean to them. 

If your partner is having mental issues, ensure you give them unrivaled support. Making your partner or spouse feel appreciated will boost their happiness, alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety.

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Promotes Healthy Habits

 

The combination of a good support network and healthy relationships leads to positive vibes. Having happy intimate moments in a happy relationship can help you to make the right lifestyle choices. 

Positive energy can make you open about your feelings. More so, it boosts your productivity at the workplace. Find areas you can improve, like getting enough sleep and drinking less. 

 

The Bottom Line 

 

Love is a powerful emotion. It can be a stepping stone to heal your mental issues. You may also seek professional help where you can both become healthier, stronger, and happier. 

 

What do you think? How can a strong relationship affect your mental health?

 

 

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

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18 thoughts on “Ways That a Happy Relationship Can Boost Your Mental Health”

  1. I agree that a happy relationship can boost your mental health. Be it romantic, platonic or friendly relationship, it makes us happy in a lot of ways. It’s nice to fall in love!

  2. I think if you find peace within yourself, it changes the way you look at the world and you attract more peace and happiness as well.

  3. Patricia Chamberlain

    This list is so true! I’ve been married for a long time and each day we continue to make eachother better people.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.