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When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

How to Regain Intimacy and Reconnect with Your Partner When You're Depressed

by Shannon Kolakowski Author · Craig Malkin Author of introduction, etc.

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When you are feeling depressed, having a loving, supportive relationship with your partner can help you in your path towards healing and creating a happier life. But often depression interferes with your relationship, distancing you from your partner during your time of need.
If you are in the midst of depression, you may worry that you aren't good enough for your partner, or become irritable around them. You may even push them away when you feel like your emotions are beyond your control. In addition, your sense of intimacy may diminish, and your sex life may fizzle as a result of fatigue, medications and feeling disconnected from your partner. The hard truth is that feelings of isolation, worthlessness, and tiredness can all take a hefty toll on your love life. But you don't have to let depression be the demise of your relationship.
Using an integrative approach based in mindfulness, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Depression Hurts Your Relationship offers practical skills to help readers with depression reignite intimacy with their partners.
If you suffer from depression, this book is a must-read to help keep your romantic relationship healthy, exciting, and rewarding for you both.

Publication Details

Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date:
2014

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Shannon Kolakowski (Author)

Shannon Kolakowski, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She blogs for Huffington Post and has been featured in magazines such as Redbook, ParentMap, and Men's Health Magazine, as well as online at Shape.com and eHarmony. She's ma...

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Craig Malkin (Author of introduction, etc.)

Craig Malkin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. His articles and insights have frequently been featured in publications like Psychology Today, Match.com's Happen Magazine, and Women's ...

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