Depression affects mood, thoughts, sex drive, sleep, appetite and energy levels — all factors that disrupt marriages. When a spouse acts withdrawn and unaffectionate, a couple’s sex life and level of intimacy will suffer. There’s also a sense of shame attached to having a mental disorder, which can prevent a depressed spouse from seeking help for a treatable illness. If your partner suffers from depression, it’s important to stay on the same team. Tackle the depression together rather than allowing it to drive your marriage apart. Actively work to help your spouse get better, whether it’s taking a daily walk together, providing a ride to a doctor’s appointment or ensuring that medication is taken.
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