How can setting boundaries help relationships work after a bout of depression?
After you've been depressed, the people around you are likely to worry that you'll become depressed again. Their concern is understandable. But it's important to set limits so they aren't monitoring your every move. For instance, if your family is alarmed every time you get angry or upset, you're going to get frustrated. Explain that while you appreciate their concern, you need some space. In return, they might want assurance that you will reach out if you really do need their help.
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