Depression After Wedding Bells

It is usually assumed that after a wedding, things are peachy, and as far away from being depressing as a person can get. However, while the edical and psychiatric communities have not yet come to accept it, post-nuptial depression is not entirely impossible. The situation (as this doesn’t quite qualify as a “condition”) often sets in early on in a marriage, sometimes right after wedding itself. While the psychiatric community has yet to acknowledge it, more and more newlywed couples are recognizing it as a very real thing.

The problem, some say, is caused by expectations. Marriage involves numerous changes in the relationship between two people, as well as adjusted expectations. While those who are about to be married tend to be told to expect major changes, many of them don’t seem to really grasp all of the ways that a relationship can be altered by saying the words “I …