If there is one decision that is more responsible for the future of your mental health, than any other you make, then it's who you decide to spend the rest of your life with. The medical research evidence is very clear on this point – your chances of developing clinical depression, for example, sky rocket, if you are in an unhappy relationship. Indeed the prescribing of anti-depressants is an almost complete waste of time if the underlying issues in a depression, such as a stressful key relationship are not tackled.
How to know whether you've found the right person may appear an odd reason to see a mental health professional about. Yet given the implications for your mental health, and the experience that our therapists have in knowing how things pan out given a mix of personalities, it may be the best investment you make in your future.
Another reason why input from a professional can be helpful if you are struggling with a relationship dilemma, is that at the beginning of nearly all relationships, we tend to be trying hard to show ourselves at our best. In these artificial circumstances, it's difficult to know what a person is really like. In fact the key moment, where clarity comes as to who is right for you in the longest run, is most often after a personal crisis. If the person you are thinking of committing to was helpful and supportive, when you were not rewarding to be with, then this should be a crucial factor in your decision-making.
It is also helpful to see a professional if you keep entering difficult relationships or a serious of unfulfilling relationships.
Clinical Partners have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who are experienced in this area and they will be able to offer full support and advice for you. We also have experience in helping individuals who find themselves in addictive relationships or a cycle of unsatisfactory relationships.
By calling our team on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.