Saturday, March 14, 2009

How to Keep Depression from Affecting Your Relationships

Depression doesn't just affected the depressed person. It also affects the people around them. Psychotherapist Christine Webber suggests some ways to keep depression from affecting your relationships.
What is likely to happen if your partner has depression?

Depressed people usually feel withdrawn. They don't feel they can raise enough energy to pursue their normal routine, do things with the family or even notice when their partners are being attentive.

This can quickly lead to the non-depressed partner feeling that he or she is in the way, unwanted, or unloved. It can be easy to misinterpret the low moods as hostility, or as evidence that the depressed person wants out of the relationship. Read more

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