On-Again, Off-Again Relationships Are Bad For Our Mental Health

We all have that one girlfriend that calls or texts her ex at the end of the night....From Carrie and Mr. Big from “Sex and the City” to Ross and Rachel from “Friends,” to your college roommate and her annoying boyfriend, we’ve all known one of those couples who seems to fight and break up frequently, only to get back together a week later. It’s annoying just to watch that on-again, off-again cycle play out, but it turns out it can really mess with your head if you’re one of the people living it.

According to a new study, breaking up and getting back together can seriously affect mental health in a negative way. Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia reviewed data from over 500 people in both hetero and same-sex relationships to find out what these on-off romances do to us psychologically. And it turns out, habitual breaking up is linked to negative things like anxiety and depression.

So if this sounds like you and your on-again, off-again partner, think long and hard before going through another cycle of breaking up. It may be time to walk away for good to protect your well-being. Basically, Sex with an Ex. Don't do it. Ever! Source: New York Post 

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