Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Abusive Relationships and Depression

Thanks to a reader, Jennifer, for her comment on how Eric’s intolerance for clutter could be seen as controlling. It made me think of the correlation between abusive relationships and depression. While I’m happy to report that my marriage is relatively healthy (with some issues like every couple has), I have in the past been in verbally abusive relationships that were extremely detrimental to my self-esteem, and have seen countless family members and friends go down that road.

Here’s an article I found on that topic, “Depression and Verbal Abuse,” which gives you a list of red flags to look for.

And thanks for all your comments! Keep them coming. I am working on getting answers to all the questions posted. I hear you!

  • http://HASH(0xcea3910) Jennifer

    I hope I didn’t sound like I was judging or labeling your marriage or him. I was just reminded of some of my own experiences and wanted to share that the same issues could be interpreted in a different light.A relationship without /some/ tension and conflict would be like an oatmeal cookie without raisens. Or at leat that sounds catchy! :) And thank you for this link. The role of family dynamics in the development of mood disorders is a woefully under-explored issue.

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