How to Support Your Depressed Spouse

What To Do When Your Partner Is Not At Their Best

When your partner is depressed the first thing you can do is educate yourself on depression.

Depression is a very serious illness and must be treated as such.

Seek out a mental health professional, for yourself, so that you have the support you need through this difficult time.

Seek out couples counselling to deal with communication issues.

Make a healthy living environment at home and help your partner to be more healthy.

Help your partner by creating small, daily steps for self-improvement.

Remember the good times you have shared.

Write out your frustrations, so that you do not speak them.

Have a safe person to talk to about your issues.

Life is complicated. Relationships take a lot of work. Remember that hard work, consistency and honesty typically pay off in the long run, so keep your focus grounded. If our relationship was wonderful and perfect all of the time, it would not be realistic, so let’s not lament that our life is not the best right now. Rather than focusing on your have-not’s, focus on your have’s. Remember to think about three things you are grateful for each and every day because you have oh so much to be grateful for.

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