IS BEING IN A SITUATIONSHIP GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

IS BEING IN A SITUATIONSHIP GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

It is really hard to define a situationship as it could look different for anyone. But one thing is for sure, a situationship is an undefined relationship. People go into situationships thinking I’d be fun, no feelings-just sex, etc. And most of the time, the people who are in a situationship satisfied with the benefits they get and they don’t expect more. But over time, there’s a possibility that being in a situationship can take a toll on your mental health as human feelings always get involved.

You may want to read: What Is A Situationship?

Here Are Some Possible Ways a Situationship Can Impact on Your Mental Health;

You might end up in self-blaming

The early days of a situationship can be so much fun, but as time goes by you might develop feelings for your partner and except more from them. But your partner may not be on the same page as you. Then you’ll realize how complicated it really is and you might wish you had never gotten involved in the first place.

You might unconsciously learn to suppress your emotions

You might feel scared to confront your feelings to your partner because of the possible risky consequences you’ll face such as your partner might want to end things with you. So, to not lose the current relationship you have with that person, you might try to suppress your emotions which can ultimately lead to mental health conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, and other physical conditions like muscle tension, severe headache and etc.

You may want to read: 5 Ways To Turn A Situationship Into A Real Relationship

Might also struggle with a decrease in self-esteem

When you become the person who wants more in a situationship, you may start to question your self-worth. This kind of relationship can be destructive to your self-esteem when you realize you are giving yourself sexually to that person, only to face the harsh reality that your partner could easily end things with you at any moment.

You might feel emotionally exhausted

The uncertainty of being in a situationship and lack of emotional bond between you and your partner can cause emotional exhaustion if you develop feelings over time. When you started to have feelings for someone, you may want to make things official with them. But when you’re in a situationship, making things official is beyond what you both agreed upon. So, this can take a toll on your mental peace. Long-lasting mental exhaustion can shorten your attention span and you may start to feel sad, and anxious, have mood swings and you may have trouble sleeping. These symptoms can lead to serious mental health conditions like depression or anxiety.

Just like everything, situationships also have its own up and downs. This is why you have to decide what’s best for you. You might find lots of information, stories and many other things about situationships while googling, but they all are subjective. You are the only person who knows what’s best for you. There is no reliable guide to determine whether if situationships are healthy or unhealthy for you. So, the best thing you could do is to follow your instincts.

Related article – What Is A Situationship? + The Pros And Cons Of Situationships

–  5 Ways To Turn A Situationship Into A Real Relationship

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