4. Lack of self-control.
People who are depressed often lack the self-control they had when they weren’t depressed. The boundaries that held them to a standard in their relationships, and their society, are cast aside.
People who are depressed will drink more alcohol, eat more unhealthy food, sleep longer hours and do things that self-sabotage, purely because they can’t help themselves. Purely so that they will feel better at the moment. Purely to chase away that depression, even if it returns again.
If someone is presented with an opportunity to be unfaithful, their depression just might make them weak enough to lean in, even if they had never had any inclination to do so before.
Understanding why people who are depressed might be unfaithful is an important part of working through your feelings if your partner has strayed.
If your partner is willing to accept they are depressed and get treatment, it is likely that the infidelity will end. And if it does end, there is a much better chance that you and your partner will be able to recover from their betrayal and move on.
Furthermore, treatment will also help them manage their hopelessness, their self-destructive ways, and their self-hatred, which will only make them better partners!
How good would that feel?
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Written By Mitzi Bockmann Originally Appeared In Let Your Dreams Begin