See How This Man Gave Heartwarming Support To His Depressed Wife
Depression is a common, yet serious, mood disorder. Depression can have severe effects on one’s life and relationships. It causes symptoms affecting how you think, feel, react, and work. To receive a clinical diagnosis for depression, symptoms must persist for two or more weeks. While depression is difficult on the one who is suffering, it is also difficult for the loved ones around them. Supporters can make efforts to improve the depression in their family members.
One husband chose to point out all of the positive things in his depressed wife’s life. While she was focusing on the negative aspects of the world and of her circumstances, he decided to take the time to write her a list of reasons why he loves her. This helped to not only brighten her spirits, but also to put things into perspective that sometimes family is the most important thing and the ones around you who love and support you can make all the difference.
If you are struggling in your relationship, depression may be a cause. Research and studies have shown the cycle of relationships and depression. While depression affects a relationship’s quality, the features of a relationship easily affect the level of depression. If one partner is depressed, it is common for that partner to retract from the relationship, paying less attention to their partner, decreasing their involvement in family activities, and being more irritable. Alternatively, relationship problems like lack of trust, high conflict, withdrawal, and lack of communication, can lead to depression.
In another couple, the man entered the relationship happy without any previous signs or symptoms of depression. After becoming deeply involved in the relationship and going through communication and trust issues, the man found that these feelings poured over into other aspects of his life. He felt frustrated at work when he had trouble communicating with someone and he started to have less trust in other people around him. The influence of his relationship fueled a depression that he had never previously experienced.