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4 Ways Relationship Issues Affect Your Company's Bottom Line Relationship issues can affect your company's bottom line because they impair emotions, physical health, creativity, and workplace productivity.

By Lisa Fei

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Picture a scenario where you're exasperated from a long and arduous work day. The phone keeps ringing, and you see that it's your significant other calling. As you immediately answer, excited to speak to them after a hectic morning, the sentiment is not reciprocated. To your dismay, you answering this call leads to an argument and before you know it, your heart is shaking and blood pressure skyrockets. Meanwhile, your team is waiting for you to meet a tight deadline, so you bite the bullet and try your best to keep it together.

If you've ever found yourself in a situation like the aforementioned, you're not alone. Juggling our aspirations, wants and needs while attempting to maintain our balance and composure during the craziness that we're often surrounded with is an everyday challenge for many, particularly those with grand dreams and ambitions.

If your love life is perfect and doesn't cause you any distress or anxiety, you can count your lucky stars. But for a good majority, dysfunctional or unhealthy relationships can influence all other areas of one's life—this holds true especially for those who are in high-functioning leadership positions. An unhealthy relationship induces high stress and is crippling to one's mental health and wellness, especially when you're already under tremendous pressure to perform and thrive amongst your superiors and peers.