If we go for a drink sometime I’m sure you’ll get a bad date story or two out of me.
Dating makes us vulnerable to being judged, hurt or rejected. Without vulnerability — you miss out on the good stuff in life. I believed that because the stigma is still there around mental health.
It was an automatic response but, when faced with an opportunity to be authentic and open about my mental health, why did i shut down?
Quite often our attitudes towards dating already imply that we should be hiding the ‘realer’ parts of ourselves. If you’re app-inclined, we craft profiles, paining over what photo to choose, how to describe ourselves(In person, we put our best foot forward, assessing whether there is the potential to connect with another human being.
Sometimes having at least one good friend (or trusted co-worker, therapist or counselor) to help walk you through issues like social anxiety or depression can end up being more than worth it.Healthy relationships set the perfect tone for an overall healthy lifestyle.If your spouse, friends or other loved ones encourage eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, etc., you’re likely to follow in their footsteps.Married patients also reported feeling more confident about their ability to handle post-surgery pain and were less worried about the surgery in general.A little emotional support can go a long way toward helping a person recover from a procedure or illness.Here are a couple benefits of healthy relationships.