Romantic relationships can be exciting and invigorating. They can be a great source of comfort, security, and strength. They can also be a source of stress, anxiety and depression. A recent paper by S.C. South of Purdue University explores the correlation between relationship distress and mental illness, questioning if one possibly contributes to the development of another. This Psychology Today article discusses the paper and ways that couples can avoid allowing relational stress to harm their mental health. Read more here.