Most people generally assume that their lives will be happy if they are in a relationship. While this is often true, the level of satisfaction with the relationship also influences happiness. With this in mind, it may surprise you to learn that middle-aged adults who are unhappy in their relationships are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than single adults. In a study of 382 middle-aged adults, researchers found that those who were unhappy in an existing relationship in which there were unresolved conflicts were more likely to have suicidal thoughts. People who were in a happy relationship had the lowest risk. If you are unhappy in your relationship, you have good reason to seek help.
If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, please call a hotline right away. If you are unhappy, for any reason including a failed or failing relationship, please call our office at 800-325-1192. Our compassionate counselors can provide the safe space and proven techniques that will lead you to a better place. You deserve help. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call one of our offices. You can also check out this website for a free on-line assessment.