Depression is a difficult illness that darkens your thoughts and feelings. It saps your self-esteem, energy, motivation and interest in anything. It’s also tough on romantic relationships. Depression diminishes your ability to connect with your partner and creates doubts about your union.
Symptoms such as anger and irritability can create tension between partners. However, by recognizing these effects and learning helpful techniques, you can cultivate a healthy relationship. There are ways couples and individuals are able to save not only their relationships while working on their own psychological and developmental well-being.
There are many ways to "save" a relationship if one knows what the triggers are, understand each other's feeling, allow for validation, be realistic and stop making judgments on each other. In addition it s also vital to receive proper treatment such as personal guidance, group work and possibly medication.
There is always a recommendation that many coping strategies such as eating and sleeping well, meditation works better than just being reliant on anti depressants.
The best approach with depression is to get in early. The sooner you deal with symptoms the faster you will recover, the less support you’ll need, and the smaller the chances you will relapse. The more depressed you become, the harder it becomes to recover. It is important to not lose hope. Persist with treatment, and if you’re not satisfied with your progress talk to your doctor or therapist.
Don’t be afraid to get a second opinion; remember there is a huge amount of information and support available. If you are located in Werribee or the larger Melbourne area, please contact us for more attention.