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Can receiving a lot of emotional support from your partner be a bad thing for your health?
A new study found high levels of emotional support can turn into a health risk if that support doesn’t meet the recipient’s particular needs or prevents the recipient from developing self-sufficiency.
Researchers, who examined data collected from more 1,800 married or cohabitating middle-aged individuals, said emotional support is generally considered a positive thing for relationships, but that support can become a negative aspect when:
“Emotional support can turn into a health risk if
that support doesn’t meet the recipient’s needs.”
“Our findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that people’s attempts to provide social support are most likely to be health promoting when such support is perceived as responsive to the needs of the recipient,” said Anthony Ong, of Cornell University. “Conversely, support that is not quite paired with compassion is likely to be perceived as incomplete and full of risks. Over time, such perceptions can have big tradeoffs for our health and well-being.”
Source: MedicalExpress.com. Photo source: ccsvi.mx.
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