10 Signs Your Parents are Making You Depressed

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Therapist Nicki

Are you miserable or depressed when you’re around your parents? When battling depression, it’s important you have a strong support system, and that includes having a supportive family. But it can be difficult when it’s your parents that are causing some of the trauma you’re trying to undo.

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