The dynamic that depression plays in your marriage is a silent killer. The depressed couple will generally withdraw from the relationship because they are depressed. The other person is frustrated and powerless to make a difference. The typical non-depressed spouse expresses frustration with criticism, which worsens depression. Depression fuels the negative cycle in the relationship, that is, if you are depressed, the more critical you become or the more obstructed you become. Depression is serious because it can put your marriage on the fast track to divorce, even when things were great a few months earlier. Many depressed people want to change their environment, that is, they need a vacation, change their job or spouse, etc. This is a time when many depressed couples have problems.

Depressed spouses express it in two ways:

Be critical and irritable.
Retired and off, or being passive-aggressive.
Couples of depressed spouses often feel that their spouse is lazy or trying to get revenge on them, or they are passive or difficult. Lazy is the term that most spouses use to describe their depressed spouse. Because depression makes it difficult to do most of our daily tasks. Depressed spouses are often paralyzed by depression because they lack motivation, even if they know what to do.

If your spouse is depressed, you need to know:

Being critical and critical makes it harder for your spouse to recover.
50-70% of all mothers suffer from postpartum depression.
Depression disrupts sleep and sexual desire.
Conflict is often caused by depression.
Depressed people have a hard time expressing their needs. They also have a hard time accepting anything from the other partner.
Getting help for depression: Remember that depression is common and treatable.

Warm bath: Warm water will help with depression.
Physical activity: you need to move, go to the gym. Walking with your spouse or a friend.
Diary: Writing down on paper what is bothering you and then making a plan to deal with it will help with depression.
You should find ways to connect with your spouse around physical activity without any demanding or controlling behavior. Let the depressed spouse decide if he wants to walk with you.
Getting a pet: Depressed people connect better with animals than people.

Accept appreciation and return appreciation to your spouse. This can be difficult, so you should practice small things frequently. Express your appreciation after appreciation, at least once a day for the first week, second week twice a day, third week 3 times a day.
Registration sessions - ask how the other day went and discuss the events. Don't judge, it won't help.
The depressed spouse does not feel that they have the right to have any dreams. Depressed people often don't like to express their dreams because they feel they don't deserve any. Encourage your spouse to have dreams and follow them.
I need to have fun together. Do things that you both enjoyed or find new things to do together.
You need to reach out to friends and family who support them and connect with them. Moving anyone will also help. It cannot be isolated, it only adds to depression.
Set priorities and simplify tasks to reduce stress, and make time for activities you enjoy.
Sleep about eight hours a night. If you go 30 days without 8 hours every night, that could trigger major depression.
Eat healthier foods, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Take vitamin D when you notice that you feel depressed due to the weather or lack of sunlight.
Get professional help. It is very common and treatable, don't just depend on medications.
Male depression signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of depression can differ in men and women. Men also tend to use different coping skills, both healthy and unhealthy, than women. It is not clear why men and women may experience depression differently. It is likely to involve a number of factors, including brain chemicals, hormones, and life experiences.

Like women, men with depression may feel sad or not enjoy the activities they once enjoyed.

But some other things commonly appear in men that may not be recognized as signs and symptoms of depression:

Escapist behavior, such as spending a lot of time at work or in sports.
Alcohol or substance abuse.
Controlling, violent, or abusive behavior
Inappropriate anger
Risky behavior, such as reckless driving
Infidelity or unhealthy sexual intercourse.

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Depression is actually a type of extreme sadness, feelings of disconnection from life