In his new article on Times of Israel, Dr. Lefkowitz discusses how teenage depression and a lack of understanding between spouses can cause a rift in shalom bayis, or the relationship between spouses. Having a healthy relationship with your spouse, and knowing how to support each other, are important tools in keeping a happy home and helping a child who is struggling with their mental health.
Everybody wants their teenager to be happy and healthy. When your child is unwell, it’s not only your child who is affected, but the rest of the household feels it as well. […] When depression hits your family, sometimes the best way to care for your teen is to care for your entire family.
When you and your spouse have trouble understanding each other’s concerns and points of view, it causes a breakdown in communication and support. Eventually, you may avoid talking to each other as much as possible in an effort to avoid arguing.
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Getting therapy for your teenager and supporting your relationship with your spouse can help you, and ultimately the rest of your household.