Dating Someone with Depression

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I am passionate about spreading mental health awareness and promoting positive and healthy relationships.  When I was asked to write an article about dating or being in a relationship with someone experiencing depression, I was really excited about the opportunity because depression is so common (unfortunately!) and while depression may make a relationship more complicated, it does not have to cause a relationship to end. Having healthy coping skills, accurate information (we need to debunk all of the myths floating around!), and effective ways to communicate and support your partner is key for handling depressive symptoms and sustaining relationship health.

Click here to read my advice on dating someone with depression on, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

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