Forming romantic relationships is an important developmental step for adolescents, as teen relationships teach important skills that aid future adult ones.
Adolescents with high levels of depressive symptoms may lack problem-solving skills, resulting in difficulty resolving conflict in romantic relationships through early adulthood, according to a study published in in 2011.
Additionally, common symptoms of depression, such as social withdrawal, feeling misunderstood or irritability, may decrease a child's desire to form relationships at all.
I read a lot of questions from you guys about depressed significant others.
I wish I could individually respond to each of you, but until that time, here are 10 things you have to know about dating someone who is depressed. It's easy to take someone else's depression personally, especially if you're very close to that person. Depression isn't caused by one single thing or depression.
Just because someone is depressed doesn’t mean they can’t be in a relationship.
That being said, it’s important to know that dating someone who is dealing with this type of thing can make you feel really lost sometimes, especially if you don’t deal with depression yourself.
Yet anyone who has been in a relationship with someone who’s depressed knows how no hero exists who’s more powerful than depression.