Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Becky Castle Miller


(Blog) Helping Your Partner Get Help

In Jen’s story, Surviving Your Partner’s Depression, she talks about her husband’s struggle with anxiety and depression and the impact that had on their whole family.

One frustration she had was not knowing how to assist him in getting the help he needed and realizing she couldn’t force him to start counseling or see a doctor.

Seeing our loved ones hurting is difficult. We’re going to do an article exploring this in more depth in the next issue, Getting Help. I’d love your suggestions on the topic: how can we help our family members and friends get help for emotional and mental health struggles while respecting their autonomy?

Photo by Andreas Krappweis via Stock.Xchng.

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About the Author

Becky Castle Miller

is the Managing Editor of Wyn Magazine. She is an American expat in the Netherlands, a writer/reader/editor focused on helping women make better lives.

  • Evita

    As a person who needed “help” I kinda wished my partner was aware enough to even entertain the thought “Maybe I can help her get the help she needs…”. This is a great topic!

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