Once the cake top has been put in the freezer for your first anniversary, and the dancing shoes have been tucked away in the closet, many newlywed couples settle in for their first blissful year of marriage. They are full of excitement from their special day and ready to face their future together.
However, there are many more who find themselves with a serious case of the post wedding blues. If you're suffering and need help, call Legacy for depression therapy in Columbus OH that you can trust.
New studies reveal that one in ten women will struggle with depression during their first year of marriage. Many psychologists believe that the post wedding party letdown is to blame. More and more couples are spending longer planning their big day. The average engagement lasts more than a year. A majority of these brides spent one to fifteen hours a week planning their wedding and a shocking ten percent of brides admitted to spending between sixteen and twenty-five hours a week planning. With all the time and energy invested in one day, it's no wonder there is a big post party slump.
If you were experiencing the blues before your wedding, chances are, after the wedding those feelings will only intensify. See our previous post on pre-wedding blues for tips on how to cope. Psychologists who have studied the post wedding letdown say that many women reported being bored after their wedding because they had spent so much time and energy planning their big day. When women were asked about how they viewed their wedding there were two distinct camps. The happy brides saw their wedding day as a kickoff party to a new adventure with their partner. The brides who saw their dream wedding as the goal, found themselves feeling blue once it was over.
How do you know if it's just the post party blah's or if the problem is more severe? Some of the early signs of serious depression are difficult to detect. If you're feeling or experiencing one or more of these regularly, it may be time to reach out:
- Feeling empty
- Frequent fights with those you love
- Increased alcohol use
- Overloading yourself with work
- Inappropriate reactions to events
- Inability to concentrate
If you are unsure how to talk about what you are feeling or where to turn for help, start by giving Legacy a call. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 19 million Americans suffer from depression. You are not alone in these feelings, and you don't have to live this way.
Affordable Depression Therapy in Columbus OH You Can Trust
If you, or someone you love, are struggling with depression, Legacy Freedom can help with dependable depression therapy in Columbus OH. Our approach to mental health is unique. We utilize a holistic treatment plan, customized to you. Holistic mental health care combines traditional talk and group therapy with alternative therapies that treat you as a whole person, not just a mental illness. Legacy Freedom offers more than ten different alternative therapies. Healing your mind begins with healing your body. Our on-staff dietician and physical therapist will help you repair, restore and nourish your body to optimize your mental health.
Whether you have struggled with depression for years and tried previous treatments, or your depression is new and clouding the beginning of your marriage, we can help. Struggling with other mental health concerns like anxiety or bipolar disorder? Our treatment programs can help you manage co-occurring mental illnesses as well. Learn more about our alternative therapy offerings, read more about depression on our blog and reach out to our care team via phone or email. We are ready to help you begin your journey to living a healthy and purpose filled life. Call Legacy Freedom of Columbus today!