Our relationships with each other, in every context of the word, be it romantic, friendly, loving or professional, have to be secure and honest. Without the key factors of honesty, communication and mutual understanding, a relationship will not work, and the entire system will break down due to a lack of cooperation. Nowadays, people tend to be more selfish, caring more about their own needs and requirements, both physiological and psychological. Everyone seems to be in it for the benefits that they can reap, and this can be what a person can physically get, or how much they can use another human being to get what they want, and to satisfy their own needs and wants. This is sad. It has ruined the beauty of relationships and friendships. People have become more fake and pretentious, aiming to paint themselves in a favorable light in order to get what they want, when in reality, their character could be quite questionable. What has happened to trust? What has happened to loving the people around you? What has happened to being compassionate and understanding? Most of all, what has happened to being human?
The harder and harsher people become, the more people start using coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms to prevent themselves from getting hurt. You could look around you and see how people who were once caring and sensitive, now give off a vibe of apathy. In a way, you can’t really blame them. People have started realizing that the more that they wear their heart on their sleeve, the more likely they are of being trampled in today’s society. It’s sad, and it’s heartbreaking, but it’s the bitter truth. The harsh, ruthless actions and vibes that seem to be so well propagated nowadays have contributed to a huge spike in mental illness. This includes problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, mental and personality disorders, just to name a few. While some take the step to seek help through speaking to a trusted Austin TX therapist, others find other exits, which include heavy drinking or smoking, unsafe sexual activity, self-harm, and in extreme cases, suicide.
These problems could poison relationships, as it will affect friendships and relationships without the sufferer even realizing what is happening. In situations like these, friends should be supportive and understanding, and should accompany those suffering from such mental health issues to therapy sessions. Partners should be more loving and compassionate than ever, helping their loved one out of a dark place.
Marriage counseling can also help to identify the problem or if there is an underlying mental health issue, in the case of a crumbling marriage. This shows that there is still hope to save both the person and the relationship.The devastating thing about this is that there is still a stigma on these issues. People are scared to actually seek help or speak about their problems because they’re scared of what others will say or think, and sure enough, there will be a lot of wrong speculation circulating as to the reasons behind the issue and his actions. It is however, heartwarming to know that many associations and influential figures are spreading awareness about serious issues, helping people understand that these are real issues, and to help people out of these issues, as it could save lives.