Depression is not only hard for the person who suffers from it, but it is also hard for the people who love them. Here are some tips for dating someone with depression:
One of the most important things in a relationship is that both people are emotionally engaged. If one person is not emotionally available, it will make it very difficult for the relationship to work. Here are some tips on how you can engage with your partner emotionally.
In the early stages of a relationship, it usually seems like there is nothing wrong, or that nothing could go wrong. When new relationship starts it is also easy to overlook the warning signs. Brittany Wong, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says the following are signs that your significant other is wrong for you.
In any relationship, whether it be a marriage, a friendship, or the relationship you have with your co-workers, there needs to be a level of trust. One important factor that helps develop trust in a relationship is communication. Nan S. Russell, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are communication mistakes that people make that can decrease that level of trust in a relationship.
Most everyone knows that relationships aren't easy and they take a lot of work and time. Some relationships may seem easier than others, but they all take work from both people. When you look back on a great relationship, and look and what ruined, most would say they were silly mistakes, that could've been avoided. Gleb Tsipursky, a contributor writer for Huffington Post, has some science-based tips to maintain a happy and healthy relationship.
Every relationship your are in you learn more about yourself and what you truly want in a relationship. You learn what to look for, what are immediate red flags, and how you think you deserve to be treated. Some relationships don't work out, but you may still be thankful you were in that relationship. Some don't work out and you wish had never gotten involved. It's important to know what a healthy relationship is. Susan J Elliot JD, M.Ed., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says there are 10 ways to know if your relationship is/ was good for you:
Setting boundaries in the beginning of a relationship can be helpful for yourself and the relationship. If boundaries aren't set you may start to feel drained, tired, or stressed out. Jennifer Twardowski, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 5 main reason why boundaries should be set in relationships.
Verbal aggression is just as damaging as physical aggression. A lot of times, verbal abuse gets over looked because some people feel that it is not as damaging as physical abuse. More people are starting to realize the both types of abuse are just as damaging to a persons mental health. Peg Streep, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 5 things that everyone should know about verbal aggression:
In a relationship both people have needs that need to be met by the other person. Sometimes these needs are met, and sometimes they aren't. Needs may not be met, simply because the other person doesn't know that there is a need that isn't being met. A problem in most relationships, is that people don't know how to ask for what they need in a relationship. Barton Goldsmith Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 10 ways to get you desires met.
Being in love with someone can be an amazing feeling, but it can also be stressful at times too. Both people in the relationship need to be on the same page. Those who have been in relationships for years may have the laws of lasting love figured out. Aldo Civico Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 7 laws of lasting love. These laws can help your relationship and can help love last.