How to Deal with Your Spouse's Depression by Michelle Anderson

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Has your relationship with your spouse been struggling since they were diagnosed with depression? Do you feel frustrated, guilty, or just plain helpless about what to do or how to help? Don’t give up just yet: there are always options. How to Deal with Your Spouse’s Depression can help you whether it be suggesting coping methods, increased knowledge about depression itself, or just small ways to remind yourself that you are still empowered. You have the ability to turn your relationship around again.

Taking Time To Take Care of Yourself
Depression is a tricky illness. It can be difficult to know the right thing to say to snap someone out of their gloom. However, it’s also important to remember the difficult strain it can have on you yourself. The key is to find balance and time between taking care of your spouse and taking care of yourself. You’ll learn coping methods both for your partner when they are having a hard time as well as for yourself when you feel your patience wearing thin. It’s important to discover activities that can help you gain your own energy back, and this book will help do just that. It’s important to help your spouse, but it’s also important to help yourself.

Understanding the Psychology
Seeking out a psychologist can be intimidating. Therapy can be a difficult process, not just for your spouse but for you as well. You’ll learn how to look for signs of an effective psychologist, as well as a crash course in basic medical and mental health terms. Support during therapy is a great way to help your spouse, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn key words and phrases that will help encourage them to continue treatment. The more you know, the more confident you’ll feel in offering help to your spouse.

Alternative Treatments
Treatment is complicated. Doctors are always eager to prescribe a variety of medications. An overload of pills isn’t always the way to go and may not always work for your individual spouse, especially if it makes either of you uncomfortable. It’s important to know that while there’s always Prozac, there are also alternative means as well. You’ll learn more about the natural, organic healing power of herbs, as well as other treatments like St. John’s Wort.

How To Deal With Your Spouse’s Depression is not just an informative text on depression. It’s a fast, knowledgeable exercise in depression itself, and a reminder that even as your spouse is struggling, you don’t have to suffer alongside them. You can still be strong; you can still be happy.

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*Perfect for both husbands and wives, spouses who are tired and struggling, spouses who don’t know what to do, spouses who want to know the right things to say, and people looking for ways to find happiness in their lives.*

About Michelle Anderson

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Published May 11, 2013 by Jeff Rivera. 15 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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