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Does being depressed make divorce more likely?

There are many different topics to consider with regard to ending a marriage, from the impact that this decision could have on kids to the division of marital assets. However, it may be helpful to review some of the reasons why divorce arises or becomes necessary and different issues that can affect a person’s experience as they work through a divorce, such as depression. During the winter, many people feel depressed or less energetic and this can influence divorce-related issues.

Information that was presented by the U.S. Geological Survey covers divorce and how depression can play a role in a couple’s termination of their marriage. According to the material, depression can affect a couple’s quality of marriage and may even lead to filing for divorce, in some instances. Those who are struggling with depression may decide that they do not want to be married any longer. On the other hand, when someone’s spouse is depressed, they may not want to continue in the marriage either. Depression can create challenges for couples in various ways, whether couples are not able to connect on an emotional level or enjoy activities and experiences as they used to.

For some people, depression may feel like a burden that cannot be lifted. However, therapy and other measures may be able to help people who are struggling with this issue. If divorce is inevitable, it is also critical for people to focus on ways to make their experience easier and reduce the likelihood of problems brought on by depression or other challenges.

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