Post-Marital Depression


Sad BridePost-marital depression has been finally put on the list of depressions. Psychologists raise concerns about growing number of brides who are suffering from so called “post-nuptial depression” caused by disillusionment with family life. According to experts, the sense of disappointment that comes after supposedly happiest day in life is quite common among contemporary brides. About 10% of newly married women ask psychologists to help fight their depression.

According to American psychologist Michelle Gannon, more couples are going to family consultants or psychologists right after wedding to do something about rapidly growing number of fights. One explanation for post-marital depression, as Gannon believes, might be a decrease in production of the hormone responsible for the sense of attachment.

According to Californian scientists, the key problem of most newlyweds is a lack of communication. Men are traditionally more reserved and women are too shy to start family life with talking about problems.


  1. When two are married and live together for a certain period of time they get so much used to each other that they take eath other as granted. This leads to rudeness, lack of mutual respect and disappointment. And this is not far from feeling depressed.

  2. I’d like to add that young women should not expect that their bridegroom is going to stay the same prince during their entire family life. People change. And unfortunately relationships change, too.

  3. I guess women get depressed after the wedding because they realize, they finally got what they wanted. I mean, the goal is achieved. What to strive now for?

  4. perhaps the pressures of daily life, finances, work, etc all take their toll on a person when one is trying to dedicate themselves to their family as well. Suddenly the energy levels drop, frustrations creep in, and niggles rear their head. That pre-marital excitement and will to please gets lost when u feel u are now ur relationship so u take each other for granted. I think communication is key to confronting this.

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