Maintaining Relationships Despite Depression

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  • Question:


    robertadenkmoore wrote...


    why are relationships so hard when you have this diagnose okay





    Dear robertadenkmoore,


    This is a very broad question! Some relationships are difficult to maintain to begin with. They take work, and depression can make it harder to do the work necessary for a strong relationship.


    Sometimes, the person who doesn't have depression doesn't understand it very well or is frightened by it. That makes things even more difficult. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about depression. That doesn't help either. Those misconceptions lead some people to think that people with depression are weak or lazy.

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    A great deal can also depend on the personality of the people involved. Some people get frustrated when someone they love is ill and they feel that they can't do anything to help.


    Without your being a bit more specific, it's hard to give you a more detailed answer. I hope this helps a bit.


    Wishing you the best,


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Published On: October 09, 2007