Relationship Matters series Podcast number 10
The paper discussed in this podcast is entitled Perceived marginalisation and its associate with physical and psychological health. It considers the detrimental effects of being in a relationship that others disapprove of, both how it affects our emotional lives and our physical health. Using an internet-based sample of romantically involved individuals, this study revealed that perceived marginalization of one’s relationship was associated with reporting more symptoms of poor physical health, as well as lower self-esteem. Each of these associations was mediated by negative affect.