Dr. Lefkowitz published an article on The Times of Israel, discussing how shalom bayis can be difficult when a spouse is suffering from depression. Depression can take a toll on your mental and physical health, and also affect how you relate to your spouse and see the world. Dr. Lefkowitz writes,
If you’re suffering from depression, it becomes easy to interpret circumstances negatively even when others, including your spouse, feel or tell you it’s not that bad. You may not feel worthy of love or find that you are experiencing more and more conflicts in your relationship.
When you feel better, your perspective shifts and it’s easier to have shalom bayis with your spouse. However, these ups and downs can become frustrating and difficult.
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