Sometimes even the smallest problems become highly complicated when there is a partner dealing with a partner suffering from depression. In this case, it can put a severe strain on the marriage. It is a true test of patience and determination for a person living in such a situation. But I think one should take it as an opportunity to really prove your love, to be there for your partner. So, here are a few tips for those who want to look for a way to help their spouse dealing with depression.
Offer unconditional love
Love has the power to heal everything. When your spouse is experiencing a low day, show them the happy side. It’s on these days that they need to experience love the most. Even if they don’t reciprocate, they do feel it…..
Support them in their worst
Many times, things will get really bad with your partner. Do not withdraw your support. Even if they are trying their best to push you away, which is common for people with depression, you must continue to support them. Sites like psychcompany.com can be very useful when it comes to getting treatment for your loved one, just let them know that you are there for them.
Only a few people can really keep patience with other people. But trust me that you can keep that kind of patience when you need to, especially for your loved ones. There will be time when for the hundredth time, you will be telling them that you love them the way they are but they won’t believe it. That is when you need to show patience.
Understand their need
Talk and understand your spouse’s need and bring them joy and happiness. If you know your spouse completely, you don’t really need to ask for their needs. Rather show it up with surprise saying: “This is for you honey”.
Hold the space
When you think your partner’s mood is low today and is not communicating effectively, all you can do is hold the space and understand what they are going through.
Be a balancing factor
Don’t let your partner feel like you are doing it for a purpose. Have everyone be their friends, family or other close ones.
Focus on the future
You both need to focus on the future. Help them visualize how life would be when things will get get better and you both will have a normal life. Looking forward will not only give them hope, but also make life easier and happier for you.