How do you know you are depressed?
What are the trigger points?
What do you do when your partner is going through depression?
If your relationship is struggling, depression may be the culprit. A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.
In other words, being depressed can cause you to pay less attention to your partner, be less involved, be more irritable or have trouble enjoying time togetherâ€“all of which can cause your relationship to falter.
On the other hand, relationship problems such as high conflict, lack of communication, withdrawal, and difficulty resolving problems, can all lead to depression.
On Moans and Cuddles episode 7, we delved into the difficult subject of depression and how it affects the stability of our relationships.