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Depression Affecting Your Relationship?

by | Oct 26, 2018 | Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Relationships

Depression Impacting Your Relationship?

Are you struggling with depression? Not sure if it’s depression causing issues ion your relationship or the other way around? Feeling some deep emotional pain and don’t want to talk about it?

Sometimes it’s hard to know the connection between why you’re feeling so lousy and difficult external circumstances. Maybe you feel like your wife or husband is making you feel so miserable. This may be the case and it may be depression causing you to feel so unhappy in the relationship.

Is My Relationship Causing Depression?

Maybe you think that your unhappiness is about problems in the relationship. Sometimes it’s hard to know and separate out these issues. Certainly, an unhappy relationship can cause someone to feel depressed. In contrast, if you feel depressed, it can impact your relationships, family and at work.

When Ellen talked about her husband, she would say he spent a lot of time in bed. She had a hard time getting him up and motivated to do certain things. She felt like he was just wanted to be alone and she was sure he was depressed.  He would not listen and did not want to discuss it. So, what do you do when you think your partner is depressed and they are not willing to get help? Maybe its time to have an assessment of your issues as a couple and find a safe place to discuss any concerns.

Am I Depressed?

You’re not alone if you’re trying to figure out why feel so lousy. Maybe your mood and energy is low, you’re struggling with changes in sleep and/or eating patterns.

The following are common symptoms of depression

  • Lack of interest in activities you would normally enjoy
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Lack of energy
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Feeling sad of the time
  • Lack of motivation
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in eating patterns.
  • Irritable

The Thing About Depression

Most people don’t realize they’re depressed. Possibly you are so used to feeling this way and don’t realize how much better you (and the relationship) can feel. If you want to make your relationship and life better, it is important to understand all of the issues that are causing you to feel unhappy. If you’re open to sitting down with the safe, non-judgmental and compassionate therapist, get in touch.

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