Dr. Steve examines why leaving a dysfunctional relationship is so difficult. It’s deeper than you think.
If your partner has depression, I can’t lie and say getting through it is going to be easy. But I’ve now got the gift of hindsight, and there are a few things I wish my wife had known from the start.
Many men fear that bringing their suffering to light will serve only to emasculate them. Let’s break the stigma.
When you miss work because of surgery, you get flowers and casseroles. When you are depressed and can’t come to work you are seen as lazy and weak and no one knows how to respond.
Dr. Margaret Rutherford on knowing when a loved one’s self destruction is too far out of your control.
Shawn Henfling speaks about his own battle with depression and an actionable plan for helping others
Or at the very least you can choose to hold in that feeling until you are somewhere it can be expressed. If you’re sick and tired of your senator you can find ways to put that feeling into action instead of just getting a bunch of drinks every time he or she says something that makes you cringe. You can channel that energy into electing the new candidate. You can learn meditation, work out, and find what works for you because now you’re not yelling at your kids, picking a fight with the neighbor, or letting “little things” mean so much more than you rationally know that they do.
Matthew Rozsa discusses a broader lesson he has learned from having autism.
Is it finally time to Call Joshua Feuerstein out for his hypocrisy?
Chronic depression does not have to define and control us
Adult men are often the same. Their depression doesn’t always manifest as crying, lying in bed, or other stereotypical symptoms of depression. Very often their spouses don’t even recognize the depression. I frequently hear about partners who view low energy as laziness and decreased sex drive as dissatisfaction with the relationship.
Sami Jankins considers how to maintain a social life while balancing mental wellness.