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Toxic Relationships Are Bad for Your Health

Studies show an increase in heart problems for people in damaging relationships

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George Pratt, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with Scripps Health, said a toxic or unhealthy relationship can affect not only romantic couples, but also friendships and co-workers.

No matter what the nature of the relationship, Pratt said, they have one thing in common: “Toxic relationships can exist in any kind of relationship, and they are bad for your health.”

Read the article Unhealthy relationships cause unhealthy bodies.

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