Our relationships with other people can have a big impact on our mental health. When we have
healthy relationships, we’re more likely to feel positive and confident. When we have unhealthy
relationships, we’re more likely to feel negative and insecure. This is the case whether it’s your
relationships with your parents, friends, a girlfriend or boyfriend, or even with professionals we
interact with regularly, like teachers or coaches.
Every relationship can have ups and downs or go through times of difficulty, but if you find there are
more negatives than positives in your relationship with someone, then it might be time to think
about whether or not it’s a healthy one.
Being able to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships helps us to evaluate
our own relationships with other people. If you think you might be part of an unhealthy relationship,
it’s important to take steps to deal with this, even if this means removing yourself from the