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Surrounding yourself with healthy relationships is essential as you work on your mental health issues and overall well-being. At times you may realize that you have a relationship that is simply unhealthy and puts your well-being at risk.

Ending a relationship can be awkward and frightening. Change is often uncomfortable. If you are finding yourself in a situation where you need to address an unhealthy relationship, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Talk Openly and Honestly 

Talk openly and honestly about what is not working in the relationship. What is making it unhealthy? There is a chance that the other person is unaware of what is bothering you. Learning to speak up is important in relationships.

Create Clear Boundaries 

Learning to put your mental health first is important. If a relationship is unhealthy, then work on setting clear boundaries. Boundaries will help you to stay safe and avoid triggers. They may even help you to keep a relationship and work on making it healthier.

Be Direct

Be direct about how you feel. If you are ending a relationship, then simply say so. Learning to be direct can take practice. When you can be direct, you can work on standing up for what you want.

What you need and desire is important. If you struggle to put yourself first, then you may benefit from practicing. If the situation arises, be direct and straightforward about what you want and what needs to be changed.

Surround Yourself With Support 

Working on your mental health can be challenging. You will be working on past trauma and emotions that are probably buried deep down. Surround yourself with support and people who will encourage and motivate you every day. Everyone needs to feel supported and have a sense of belonging to maintain overall well-being. Rely on your support circle as you analyze the health of your relationships.

Relationships can directly impact mental health. Being able to determine if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy for you is a skill you need to have as you work through your challenges. Try to talk openly and directly about what is not working and what boundaries need to be put in place. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with extensive experience helping people learn more about their mental health issues and how certain aspects of life affect these issues. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800