From an attachment theory standpoint our partner is the best antidepressant and anxiolytic. That requires that we know how to help each other when we feel depressed or anxious. What can we do to help regulate each other and counterbalance anxiety and depression in our relationships?
All long-term relationships go through stages. The honeymoon phase makes way to a more challenging stage and from that stage we can advance into the mature love stage. When we learn how to deal with adversity and with our triggers an empowered relationship is the result.