Emotional And Health Issues Damaging Relationships

Non “Expert” Relationship Tips

We are not relationship experts here. We are real people living our lives – messy, complicated and delicious as they can be at times. Unlike what many might have suggested and most certainly what romance novels of a certain type portray, relationships do not always feel like silk, taste like cookies and cream or last forever.

They go sideways, they go off track, they hop along for a while and many even end. That is the fact of life and all we can do, all anyone can do is their best at the beginning, in the middle and even at the end of a relationship.

Today, Contributor Richard Turner will share his perspective, or as we call it here the “male perspective,” on an issue that is true for most when a relationship ends – learning to trust again. Please subscribe and we will let you know once that article is updated here.

Your Relationship And Your Health

One thing anyone who has ever been in any kind of intimate relationship will tell you is that it impacts your health. Whether that was an improvement or a deterioration of their health depends on many variables and the dynamics of the relationship.

Take nagging, it has gotten a bad rap for a long time, however, in this article that I read recently when it happens in a “healthy relationship,” a certain type of nagging can have a positive effect.

When we live with someone or are around that person for the majority of the time, they’ll nag us when we aren’t doing something in the right way, like getting that lump looked at or seeing the doctor…For example, we know that men especially are more likely to take advantage of the health care system when they have a partner pushing them to do those types of things.

Read the full article by Elizabeth Renter here and share with me how your relationship has improved or negatively affected your health. Whether you are in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship the effects are the same, so we want to hear from you and your friends. [tweetthis]Is your relationship good or bad for your health?[/tweetthis]

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Uterine Fibroids And Intimacy

Speaking of health, did you know that studies have “found that between 80% and 90% of African American women and 70% of white women will develop fibroids by age 50?” Why this is important in a conversation around relationship is that fibroids can cause severe pain and extremely long and heavy periods although some women do not have any symptoms.

Those experiencing these discomforts and inconveniences will less likely be up to maintaining an important aspect of their relationships – sex. Check some of the facts on fibroids here. Also, read this article about how fibroids can affect your relationship and in fact, how it is affecting women’s relationship. One example is this:

Some women are very conscious about going anywhere when bleeding heavily. There is also the fact that fibroids can affect one’s level of productivity and so some women are unable to go to work and earn an income. One of the main reasons for divorce and break-ups in relationships is finances, and this is affected when a woman cannot work…


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7 thoughts on “Emotional And Health Issues Damaging Relationships

  1. I had no idea that so many people were and would be affected by fibroids. That’s unnerving!

    1. Ms Claudette

      The other part is that many of them/us don’t know. I found out years ago quite by accident. Went to see the gynaecologist about birth control and he said “oh you have a really large fibroid!” 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  2. Uterine Fibroids are very common in my family.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Sadly it is among many families today. Your commented has prompted me to look more into it if our diets or what is the leading cause of fibroids. Thank you and Namaste

  3. Very good information and congrats on the classes

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much! I have done workshops, taught classes before and all of that but you know the butterfly in your tummy feeling? Well, as we get closer to it, the are growing! LOL

  4. I had no idea there was such an issue! Wow! Thank you for bringing awareness!

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