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Relationships are of central importance to our daily lives; they can be a source of both support and happiness but also pain and distress.

While at university you are undergoing a lot of personal change and growth and you may be unsure of what you want. Relationships undergo a lot of change while you are a student too. Good relationships require commitment, honest communication and hard work, as there are often ups and downs.

However, it is important to spot signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship. If you are having relationship difficulties, remember that you are not alone. Family and relationship problems are the cause of 49% of students' mental distress, as found in a recent NUS survey (2013).

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