Dating no desire
The fact is that many depressed people lose their libido.
🔸 Don't despair: Some days you'll feel your love for your partner doesn't seem to make any difference to them at all. Your love and constant support should be of great help in persuading your partner of his or her value.🔸 Seek help: Encourage your partner to get all the professional help available.
And there's considerable evidence to suggest that exercise can be as good for combating depression as any antidepressant.
🔹 Be mindful: Even during your saddest periods, try to spot happy moments like a bird singing or a new flower blooming in your garden.
This can be problematic, because a good relationship can be therapeutic for somebody with depression.
Mental health can adversely affect every aspect of our lives – including our relationships – and when one partner is depressed, the relationship may suffer.
Nowadays, there are plenty of alternatives to antidepressants.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), for example, is becoming much more readily available on the NHS.
Depressed people often want to stay home and do nothing, but if you do this too, you'll get terribly fed up.🔸 This will pass: Remember that your partner's illness will pass and that he or she is the same person underneath the depression as before.🔸 Exercise: Try to take some exercise together.
Most depressed people feel an improvement in their spirits if they do something active.