“Having at least one trusting relationship really matters when you're getting better.”
The intimate relationship you have with your partner can have a big influence on your mental health.
Having someone you trust and love, who trusts and loves you in return, can increase your sense of self-worth and confidence. Being able to rely on your partner for support when times are tough can be helpful in coping with mental health issues.
Some situations can put relationships under extra stress. These may include challenges with money, work or blended families that form when new partners bring their children together. If you and your partner are not able to communicate well or resolve conflicts, it may have a negative influence on your mental health and wellbeing.
If you are supporting a partner with a mental health condition, you may find this page useful.
A closer look
Long-term intimate partnerships provide support and satisfaction
Strengthening your relationship may be a good investment in your mental health
Intimate Partner Violence can damage your mental health
Romance creates chemical changes in the brain
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool.