Depression dating relationships
But when those episodes do occur they can wreak havoc on a relationship.
During the manic phase, a person can lose his or her sense of judgment.
Then he would hit the "down" side and sink into the depths of depression.
These wild swings put stress on his marriage and threatened to run his family's finances into the ground.
He tells Web MD that bipolar disorder can seriously complicate a relationship.
He's also medical director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, R. and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women.
Your doctor can prescribe mood stabilizing medications, such as Lithium, with antidepressants to help control your symptoms.
Therapy with a trained psychologist or social worker is also important.
Warning signs, she says, can include disturbed sleep and changes in activity level.
Any number of things, from work stress to money issues, can lead to arguments and put strain on a marriage.