How Depression affects Relationships
Is your partner depressed? This is a difficult situation due to the other person not being able to relate at a physical or emotional level. With a partner often not seeing a reason to live, they are often full of remorse, guilt and self hatred for not being able to be the partner they should be.
A mother with depression often fails to take care of her children’s physical or emotional needs. She often drags herself around all day trying to get some of the basic housework done, many times lying on the sofa all day, often eating chocolate, biscuits and soft drinks.
With a Father in depression, it often hits him harder because he is supposed to be the strong one, the bread winner, the one who protects his partner and children. Being depressed takes away his sense of worth, his self-esteem and belief in himself, also he does not want to admit that he is afraid, stressed, and anxious.
When someone in the home is depressed, the whole household is affected; especially the children. All should take an interest in assisting the depressed person to seek treatment because it is curable.
But how? There is nothing worse than trying to get someone who is depressed to talk over their problems, and as you know telling them ‘to get over it’ doesn’t work. Many times the person does not know why they are depressed!
The wonderful thing about my Your Envisioned Mind is exactly that, you do not need to talk! You find and heal the part of you who is depressed by using the soundtracks (mp3s) and letting your mind guide you.
Sound simple? It is.
And provision is made for you to be able to download extra copies of the workbook so that you can work alongside the depressed person.
Beverley F. Searle
B. Soc. Sc. (honors) Masters P.H.C.