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Talking to Your Partner

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It is crucial in a healthy, lasting relationship to explain to your significant other the details of your depression, such as whether it is situational or clinical, vulnerable seasons or times of day, and any other known triggers. Let your partner in the relationship know that you are taking active steps towards addressing your depression and ways that they may be able to help towards your lifestyle changes and recovery.

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I've been married for well over 30 years and spent most of that time in one phase or another of depression. My wife experienced a lot of pain because of my behavior, and we came close to splitting up more than once. From reading dozens of stories online, including many sent to my blog, I know that what happened to us is not uncommon - though the…

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