A relationship refers to a connection of two or more people who build enduring commitment to each other out of love. The partners habitually spend time together, share resources and support each other in times of need. Dr. Lynn Winsten, a Berkeley Psychologist & Therapist, acknowledges that healthy relationships are an essential element to having a good life because our lives have more depth and meaning when we feel cared for and love others.
Every relationship faces problems; disagreements or conflict is a natural aspect of human nature. However, many people maintain harmful connections that only bring anguish and prevent them from feeling true happiness. These constant problems not only impact our mental health but also affect our physical health. It’s important to work on oneself in individual therapy, especially if a romantic relationship is causing pain and suffering.