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How a Mood Disorder Disrupts Relationships

Moods can present in many different ways. 
It can be physical, mental, or emotional. It can manifest as depression, irritability, anxiety or moodiness. And it can have a major impact on relationships. Anxiety can make it hard to communicate effectively, to be present in the moment, and to feel connected to others. It can also lead to conflict, distance, and isolation. If you’re in a relationship with someone who suffers from a mood issue, it’s important to be understanding and patient. Anxiety and depression are both real and can be serious conditions that can be very difficult to manage. But with support from loved ones, it is possible to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Anxiety can show up in different ways in different relationships. It might be the person who is always checking their phone, or never seems to want to go out and socialize. Maybe it’s the person who cancels plans last minute, or gets overwhelmed in social situations. Anxiety can impact relationships in a number of ways, both positive and negative. On the positive side, anxiety can make people more attuned to the needs of others and more attuned to the nuances of relationships. On the negative side, anxiety can make people more sensitive to criticism and more likely to withdraw from social interactions. Either way, anxiety is a normal part of many people’s lives, and it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker in relationships. With understanding and communication, anxiety can be managed in a way that works for both partners.
When people think of depression, they often think of it as something that only impacts an individual mentally. However, depression can also take a toll on physical health, which in turn can impact relationships. For example, someone who is struggling with anxiety may avoid social situations out of fear of being judged. As a result, they may miss out on quality time with friends and family. Additionally, depression can lead to isolate oneself, which can make it difficult to maintain healthy relationships. While it is important to seek help for depression, it is also important to be mindful of how the condition may be impacting relationships. By taking steps to stay connected and open communication, it is possible to maintain strong relationships despite depression.
If you or someone you know are struggling with mood, check out the HAPPY MIND pack here to get your mood back on track. Talk to a counselor or life coach to gain additional skills and look at lifestyle adjustments to support your health. 
Do mood issues impact your relationship/friendship? Let me know! 
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Judith Labert

I have over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions counselor, as well as focusing on Art Therapy, PCIT/Parenting and Trauma as my specialties. I added an Integrative Mental Health Certification as well as other holistic tools to help my clients.
Now as a Certified Life AND Certified Mental Wellness Coach, specializing in the realm of overall life balance and Mental Wellness, I am able to bring all of my skill sets to the table.
Through my own journey, I have discovered my passion of helping others become their best selves through an integrative approach, using holistic tools such as various art and therapy modalities, lifestyle coaching, emotional release techniques, aromatherapy, goal setting, mindset and more!

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I am passionate about holistic healing, emotional health & wholeness and helping people achieve their best lives authentically!

I’m a Certified Life AND Certified Mental Wellness Coach, specializing in the realm of overall life balance and Mental Wellness.

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