Dec 14 2017
Encore: Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health Issues Impact Relationships
We discuss how depression, anxiety and other mental health issues can contribute to your relationship stress and dissatisfaction. Experiencing depression and anxiety is very difficult and can impact all areas of your life including relationships. If you or your partner are experiencing depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, it is possible that the perception of any situation can become distorted. You may think a situation is worse than it is, you may be more irritable and more easily annoyed with your partner, more distant, less forgiving, you may not see any hope within the relationship, and you may think that the only solution is to end the relationship. If there are underlying issues with depression and anxiety, treatment of these issues can allow the opportunity for better resolution of the relationship stress.In addition, understanding and support of a partner with depression and anxiety can be invaluable.