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February 6, 2024

Is My Relationship Making Me Depressed Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
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February 6, 2024
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Are you consistently feeling unhappy, unsupported, or trapped within your relationship? Is it getting to the point where you're experiencing sadness and hopelessness? If those feelings are persistent and impacting your daily life, you may be experiencing signs of depression, and yes—they could be in part due to your relationship.

We developed this quiz to help you assess the feelings you're having about your relationship. Get an answer in 90 seconds or less and finally start getting some clarity.

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At Best Therapists, we believe that online mental health quizzes can be an excellent first step towards improving our mental health. Quizzes like this one can educate you and provide opportunities for self-reflection, but note that they are not a substitute for professional assessments and diagnoses.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some signs of depression in a relationship?

According to Psych Central, some signs of depression in a relationship can include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.
  • Withdrawal from activities and social interactions.
  • Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping too much or too little).
  • Changes in appetite or weight.
  • Irritability or increased sensitivity to criticism.
  • Decreased interest in sex or intimacy.
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions.
  • Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach problems without a clear medical cause.
How do I know if my relationship is causing my depression?

According to Medical News Today, below are some signs your relationship may be causing symptoms of depression:

  • Consistent feelings of unhappiness, dissatisfaction, or hopelessness within the relationship.
  • A decline in your mental health since being in the relationship.
  • Your partner's behavior contributes to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or inadequacy.
  • You feel unsupported or trapped within the relationship.
  • Changes in your mood, self-esteem, or overall well-being are closely linked to interactions with your partner.
  • You experience ongoing conflict, emotional abuse, or neglect within the relationship.
  • Your partner's actions or attitudes contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety, or low self-worth.
  • You notice a lack of fulfillment or joy in activities that used to bring you happiness.
  • You feel isolated or disconnected from friends and family due to the relationship dynamics.
  • You have difficulty imagining a positive future with your partner or within the relationship.
How can a partner help?

According to WebMD, below are a few ways a partner can help with depression in a relationship:

  • Offer emotional support.
  • Encourage professional help.
  • Assist with practical tasks.
  • Be patient and understanding.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Promote self-care.
  • Create a safe space.
  • Stay positive.
  • Respect their boundaries.
  • Show love and affection.

In some cases, it may be best for both of you to end the relationship.

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Written by
Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

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Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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