How Love Silently Drives Youths into Depression


When young adults get into a relationship, they are overtaken by excitement and joy

Young people from the ages of 16 to 22 are usually new in the love triangle and therefore know little or nothing about the challenges that comes with a relationship.

Rejoicing over the independence and freedom from their parents’ rules and stringent regulations, their next target is love and romance.

From Facebook posts to snap chat videos of the love on the moon, most young couples believe they have won a rotary. “the one”, “the love of my life”

However, the search for freedom has always been the ‘trouble-trap’ for most youths especially teenagers.

One common mistake always done is expectations but before all is gone, talk to a therapist.

Young couples usually anticipate a relationship full of milk and honey thereby giving- in their whole heart and soul expecting equal or even much bigger treatment in return.

Love in the air, youths usually turn their backs on other people in their live and concentrate on the one ‘man/woman’ of their lives.

Slowly by slowly, the ditch between them and parents, friends and relatives begins to widen. And so does their chances to depression.

With all doors closed but one, the young partner commits her/his emotions to great depression if all fails to go well.

When it hits them hard that the expectations they had were only day dreams beyond realities of the earth, the depression cycle ensues.

Seek advice from a psychologist 

Social media posts become less with more consolation quotes and messages of withdrawal.

Young and bubbly, youths rarely settle for less. Therefore, when a better option comes by, she/he can not hesitate to leave the previous relationship despite of how fact the partner could be.

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

Young male adults think that having many ‘girl lovers’ fighting for them shows masculinity and importance over their counterparts

“One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek

With quotes of that kind, young lovers start developing a sense of rejection preferring to lock up in their rooms and cry.

The depression may occur in three phases; withdrawal, self-rejection and nonentity.

When a person reaches the third phase, it would be heard to reverse. At this stage, the victim can take own life seeing it meaningless.

Therefore, it is important that young couples are closely monitored and given help whenever need arises.

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