As human beings, our level of happiness is often measured by the quality of our relationships, so it is no surprise that those same connections often play a significant role in our mental health and distress. Problems with a spouse, a dysfunctional relationship with a parent, sibling rivalries and other family-oriented challenges are common factors in a number of disorders. They may be happening at present, far in a person’s past or somewhere in between and yet they still have a way of impacting our happiness and mental stability.
As trained professionals, we know that relational problems as those that include patterns of interaction between or among members of a relational unit that are associated with clinically significant impairment in functioning. Fancy definitions aren’t really necessary if you are experiencing problems within your relationships, but rest assured that LifeLens Psychological and Counseling Services has a proven track record when helping patients address: