With the passing day, society has to cope with different problems. These problems and stress lead to depression which has a negative impact on the persons health, mind and routine. Although society is building awareness and more people are knowing about it by the passing day but it is still taken as an attack of “the blues”.
Most people effected by depression without their knowing harms their relationship with their partner. Just like every other daily routine is affected by this malady, relationships are the most effected by it. If someone is having difficulties in keeping up with their relationship then he may not to be accused, but the depression is. The depression is the real culprit here. On other hand a toxic relationship can also lead up to such mental problems. It is important for a healthy relationship to be available for each other whenever and where ever you are needed.
According to studies, it is important to built a resistive force for you and also your partner to with stand harsh effects of depression. In order to come to an understanding of what you are up against, you must search for the culprit and to pinpoint when and how it is affecting your life.
Saving your relationship.
Relationship is not a one way. It is a responsibility of both partners to be available for each other at every possible way. Not only the depressed person is also suffering but it also leads up to the sufferings of others. Dealing with a depressed partner is quite challenging and may take some time.
Here are some ways which may prove beneficial in coming up to the depressed soul.
Know the illness: If your partner is feeling fatigued, stressed and not feeling up to the tasks and is irritated all the times then is not that the partner is making his distance but rather is having depression which is taking him/her away. If you notice your partner developing such symptoms approach them and encourage them to seek professional help.
Nip the evil: If the partner is acting up strange is showing symptoms of depression, then it is not a time to leave him on his own but to pinpoint the evil rather than blaming the partner for hostility, selfishness or be inconsiderate. Your mind connection with them may get severed and it will get difficult to understand your partner but at this time they needed you the most. Listen the them and make them feel comfortable.
Help them: Encourage your partner to get professional help, encourage him to build a resistive power against what he is feeling.
Depressed person cannot be up to their daily task as the depression completely drains them of energy and make them hopeless. Instead of trying to figure out right thing to do or say, help them in completing their tasks so that they may not feel frustrated and not to become hopeless, especially on both sides which will have a drastic effect.
Build yourself: Relationships are carried out to success with being of reach other and carry out responsibilities from both sides. But if your partner is feeling depressed then it is time to be responsible for your partner until they get their energy back.
To be available for you partner does not mean you have to ignore yourself, but completely opposite. Remember your partner needs you and you cannot be of help to your partner if you are also low. Build a healthy routine, take care of your mind and body. Talk about your difficulties with a friend or talk to a mental health professional.
Depressive phase may be a difficult time but it does not mean that your relationship also has to suffer but try to come up much stronger for that “the hard time will pass.”