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How can I support my wife through her struggle with depression without exacerbating her feelings of unwellness?

Answer from our relationship trained AI Couple Coach:

Updated: 

March 10, 2024

Supporting a spouse through depression requires empathy, patience, and understanding. Start by validating your wife's experiences and emotions without judgment or criticism, expressing empathy and compassion for her struggles. Encourage her to seek professional help from a therapist or psychiatrist to address her depression and develop coping strategies for managing symptoms. Offer unwavering emotional support and reassurance, letting her know that you're there for her no matter what. Engage in active listening and open dialogue about her experiences and feelings, creating a safe and supportive space for her to express herself authentically. Encourage self-care practices that promote physical and emotional well-being, such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep. Practice patience and understanding during difficult moments, providing comfort and reassurance without minimizing her feelings or experiences. Seek couples therapy to navigate the impact of depression on your relationship and develop strategies for fostering connection, understanding, and support as partners.

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