Well, this makes sense. If you have strained relationships with your immediate family, primarily with your mother and siblings, you’re more likely to develop depression later in life than those who had less conflict. Women are especially at risk.
If a woman struggled to have a consistently stable bond with her mother, her risk of depression is much greater than a man’s.
When it comes to relationships with siblings and developing depression, both men and women had the same risk.
You don’t leave these troubling relationships behind, either. You not only carry the scars with you into your later relationships, but you may end up caring for your parents, and the cycle of conflict begins again.
It’s likely that as your kids leave the house for the first time, you find yourself back in the family cage fight. It’s a lot to handle. Get some help to stay healthy and enjoy your life.
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