Dating depressed girl
It feels like the relationship is doomed to failure.
This perceived threat can trigger heightened anxiety and excessive reassurance seeking–which can place your relationship under even more stress.
The problems that come with mixed anxiety and depression–sleep trouble, concentration difficulties, low energy, high irritability and worry, expecting the worst, and being constantly on guard, can also present a challenge to your relationship. Marital functioning and depressive symptoms: Evidence for a stress generation model.
When you encounter the everyday relationship problems that arise, you often perceive that there’s grave threat to your relationship. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 4: 849-861.
Feeling hopeless about your future together doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed.