Unhappy Relationships Increase Suicidal Thoughts
According to the results of the study, which have now been published in the magazine “Crisis,” the greatest risk factors are exhibited by people who are unhappy in their relationship. Even people who are single have a comparatively lower risk.
“Data so far clearly show that a person’s suicide risk is lower if he/she is in a relationship. However, the recent study suggests that the level of satisfaction with the relationship is also important,” explains Benedikt Till of MedUni Vienna. In the general middle-aged population, those who are unhappy in an existing relationship, in which there are unresolved conflicts, are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. People who are in a happy relationship have the lowest risk.
The greater the number of unresolved conflicts in a relationship, the greater the likelihood of suicidal thoughts, feelings of hopelessness and depression. The commonest themes that were mentioned under the point “unresolved conflict” or “we no longer talk about this issue” were as follows: the partner’s temperament (19.9%), communication (17.4%), (bad) personal habits (17.3%), sexuality (16.0%) and housework (15.5%).
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