Are People With Depression More Likely To Have Relationship Problems Or Get Divorced?

Question: Are people with depression more likely to have relationship problems or get divorced?

Answer: Well, in a short answer is yes. When people are depressed, they're not feeling good, they're not interacting well with other people -- and the risk of having trouble in relationships increases.

I would recommend, though, that anyone who's in an episode of depression not make any major decisions in their life, if they can. So I would recommend -- and I recommend to my patients when they're in a depressive episode -- is to not get divorced, not get separated, not get married, not quit their job, not change their job.

Because very often when someone is depressed, their view of the world is colored in a negative way and very often they feel differently about their situation when they are not depressed.

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