Did your marriage start out good but now you feel that your marriage is falling apart? Are you looking for a way to restore your marriage to the way that it was, and not just brood about your situation? If the answer to these questions is yes then you should consider the possibility that your spouse is suffering from depression and look for help in that area.
Depression a major reason for marriages to fall apart. The reason for this is simple; a depressed person doesn't see any good in the world, can't appreciate being loved, and doesn't show any signs of appreciation. Not exactly the skills one needs to build a happy marriage.
In this article I will present 3 signs of depression. If you notice them in your spouse then you should immediately look for ways to help them overcome this debilitating disorder and be able to once again have a happy and fulfilling married life.
1. Fatigue, always tired. There are two reasons why depression causes its sufferers to be tired. Firstly, it is a defense system so they won't have to face the world that is so black to them. When you sleep (if you can) you don't see anything. Secondly, the lack of interest in everything in their life actually causes physically tiredness.
2. Trouble concentrating and forgetfulness. One of the most common signs of depression is the inability to concentrate on even simple tasks. Following simple directions becomes hard, to read a book and follow the plot becomes difficult, and sometimes it is hard to concentrate even on simple household chores. One of the reasons for this is that their lack of interest causes them to be inattentive.
The byproduct of this is that they become even more depressed because they feel so incompetent.
3. Change in sleeping and eating patterns. This symptom is not limited, as a lot of people think, to sleeping more and eating less. Not everyone who suffers from depression sleeps all day and doesn't eat. In some people, the depression causes a completely opposite symptom; they eat much more and have problems sleeping.
The problem of sleeping also manifests itself differently in different people; sometimes they can't fall asleep and sometimes they wake up during the night or very early in the morning.
If your marriage started of good but now you feel that your marriage is falling apart and you notice some of these signs in your spouse for more than a week or two then you should get outside help as quickly as possible. Depression is a serious and dangerous disorder that won't just go away. Take care of it as quickly as possibly and begin to live the marriage that you used to have.