How Depression Effects Your Relationship

Depression in and of itself can be a struggle to deal with. With it comes loss of socialization, communication and a negative mood. Depression can directly impact your relationship and may even lead to its demise. Depression leads to less energy and with this comes the lack of motivation to spend time with your partner and others. This has the potential to make your partner feel hurt or let down. Your partner may not understand depression and the behaviors associated with it. Depression can lead to a low or non-existent sex drive. Your lack of interest may make your partner feel rejected and/or unwanted. If you are struggling with depression, you should be open and honest with your partner. Ask for his/her support, assistance and patience during this difficult time.