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How depression may lead to divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2022 | Divorce | 0 comments

There are many ways in which depression can adversely impact you. For instance, you may struggle to wake up on time, which may cause you to be late for work. Ultimately, that could lead to termination from your job, a loss of income and a strain on your marriage that is difficult to overcome. Depression may also result in dramatic outbursts that cause your spouse to file for divorce in a Colorado court.

You may intentionally sabotage your marriage

Those who are depressed may believe that they have little value as people. Therefore, they make an attempt to push friends, family members or others away from them in an effort to spare those individuals from the shame of being associated with a worthless person. If you are depressed, your efforts to isolate from society may be too much for your spouse to take even if he or she understands that you’re sick and need help.

Being a single parent is tough

A person who is depressed may have little energy to devote to someone other than themselves. Therefore, the other person in the relationship is required to become the primary caregiver by default. This may be extremely stressful to the person providing the care, and it can also have negative impacts on the child’s wellbeing. In some cases, a divorce is the only way to ensure that your son or daughter isn’t being raised in a toxic environment.

Depression can be tough for others

An individual who is depressed may articulate thoughts of suicide or engage in self-harm. Hearing those words or seeing the impact of a self-harm episode may cause issues with your mental health as well. Filing for divorce may be the only way to maintain your sanity.

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