How to Deal With Depression and Save Your Marriage:
A marriage can be in trouble for a lot of reasons. It can be because a partner has health issues, or it can be due to stress or frustrations. In a similar way, a marriage can also be affected badly when a partner falls into depression. However, because depression is considered to be a mental condition, the automatic reaction by most people is “How will I be saving my marriage from this? I don’t think so.” The negativity and the lack of support from the other spouse does not make matters any better, and before you know it, a divorce is well under way.
However, the fact is that depression as a mental condition has a similarity to the common cold- they both happen to everyone at least once in their lifetime. Just because a spouse is depressed, it doesn’t mean nothing can be done for him or her. Moreover, suffering from depression doesn’t make a person weak, and it is your duty to remind your spouse about that.
In most cases, depression is very easy to cure. However, if you leave it unchecked, it may lead to your partner falling into a deeper stage of depression. When this happens, your partner would be extremely guarded and defensive, and it would be very difficult for you to solve the situation by yourself. Over time, the negativity created by the depressed spouse and the frequent denials and defensive measures against any positive improvement would result in a gradual and painful breakdown of the marriage.
So, in an instance where your spouse is suffering from depression, how can you go about saving your marriage? The answer is to be positive and never lose hope and faith in your partner. Your positivity can make a lot of difference to your partner, helping him or her to attempt to overcome depression.