Signs of possible mental health problems in your marriage

30th September 2023

Elizabeth Badejo

Elizabeth Badejo

By Elizabeth Badejo

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Mental health is a state of psychological, emotional, and social well-being which has a massive impact on a person’s feelings and behaviour and when significant changes start to occur, these can be indicators of a mental health disorder known as mental illness. Marriage is a partnership which creates a sense of belonging and obligation to love and care for each other in sickness and in health. This promise demonstrates the importance of communication and understanding how to meet each other’s needs, no matter how insignificant they may seem.

 Recognise sudden changes

Mental health disorders can occur in the life of any man or woman irrespective, however as complex it may sound, couples who spend quality time together are more likely to recognise signs and changes in their partners’ behaviours especially those that have been continuous and unresponsive to change. However, couples who are too busy chasing their dreams are more likely to ignore the signs of mental health. Even though the signs can present themselves in various ways, it is important to recognise sudden changes in your spouse’s behaviour, perhaps your spouse has suddenly become aggressive and constantly triggered by the slightest provocation, this can be a sign of mental illness.

Feelings can be internalised

You cannot fix it

A good marriage breeds good communication which is essential when you are very anxious and need a listening ear. When you have a spouse to confide in, you are less likely to become anxious and able to build your emotional stability around each other. It is important to understand that you cannot fix a spouse with mental health. Identifying the signs is crucial in knowing how best to support your spouse and how to manage the risks. It is not difficult to notice changes in a spouse who once had a stable routine and suddenly becomes very uninterested in things that meant everything to them