WOMEN
02/19/2013 12:33 pm ET

How To Cope With Your Partner's Depression

It's clear to anyone who has ever experienced mental illness, whether firsthand or via a loved one, how difficult it is to maintain a healthy relationship with those involved. The rate of depression in middle aged men has gone up, leaving many marriages and relationships in terrible states. Plus, since men are less likely to have many peers around on a regular basis when they're older, they often turn to their partners for help instead. So how can we help the ones we love when they're depressed?

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