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  • Savage Love: Depressing

    Savage Love: Depressing
    I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months. While I loved this woman, for much of the relationship she was, to varying degrees, depressed. I tried to be as helpful and patient as possible with the hope and expectation that she would get better. I got her into counseling. We went to couples counseling together. She got on medication. I encouraged her to eat well (I cooked her many healthy meals) and exercise daily (which she was never able to do). I tried to get her out into nature. I tried to listen and practice strong communication skills. I encouraged her to explore the benefits of a fulfilling and GGG relationship, but our sex life faltered because of the depression and her low libido. I kept helping and waiting, but she was simply unable to assert herself to make healthy changes (both physical and mental). I felt trapped dating someone who couldn't take control of her life, and the patterns kept repeating. I eventually ended the relationship, which was the right decision for me, but she was crushed. I'm hoping we can be friends in the future. Do you have any advice for dating someone with depression? Can relationships and depression work? I found it to be soul-crushing.
  • How to treat seasonal affective disorder

    How to treat seasonal affective disorder
    Chicagoans who think they may have seasonal affective disorder, a mood change tied to weather, should seek a physician. Reduced sunlight may increase melatonin—the hormone that aids sleep—making you feel sleepy, and decrease serotonin, a...

    Chicagoans who are loving this winter? Yes, they exist

    Chicagoans who are loving this winter? Yes, they exist
    While you spent this winter languishing under the covers, clearing your social calendar of anything but Netflix or Facebooking screen grabs of Chicago's relentless snow and subzero temperatures, Erika Henning slipped into her favorite North Face jacket...

    For some New Yorkers, beating 'winter blues' is a walk in the park

    For some New Yorkers, beating 'winter blues' is a walk in the park
    NEW YORK — Karyn Anastasio would have preferred staying in bed, ignoring the early onset of cold and darkness as she huddled in her apartment and watched TV. Instead, Anastasio and her friend, Christina Kaelberer, who also dreads winter, were...

    Persistent, pervasive symptoms of depression during wintertime could be SAD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with clinical depression. I'm taking duloxetine (Cymbalta), which helps. But I always feel more blue and have a hard time finding the energy to do my normal activities when fall and winter come. My neurologist...