Is My Relationship Making Me Depressed Quiz

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20 Questions | Total Attempts: 3284 | Updated: May 20, 2024
Is My Relationship Making Me Depressed Quiz

Sometimes, depression creeps up on you out of nowhere, especially if you are a person who has struggled with depression throughout your life. Sometimes, you can pinpoint a reason for the depressive mood you have been struggling with recently, and sometimes, you can’t. One thing that could be extremely hard to admit and come to terms with is if your relationship is a main contributor to your battle with depression. So, how can you be sure if your relationship is contributing to your depression or if there are other reasons? Take this ‘Am I depressed because of my relationship?’ quiz today to see the connection between your relationship and your depression more clearly.

Questions Excerpt

1. How do you feel when your partner is around you?

A. Relieved

B. It depends

C. Stressed

2. Has your current relationship made you less outgoing and less energetic?

A. No

B. Yes, for sure

C. In some ways

3. Have you lost the joy in your favorite activities since being in this relationship?

A. Yes, for sure

B. Kind of

C. No

4. Have you had to explain your mental health issues to your partner repeatedly?

A. No

B. Kind of

C. Yes, for sure

5. Have you seriously considered breaking up with your partner to safeguard your mental health?

A. No

B. Yes, for sure

C. Sometimes

6. Had you felt the need to consult a psychologist before you met your partner?

A. A few times

B. No, not all

C. Yes

7. Would you say that it has been a relief to have your partner around?

A. Not really

B. Sometimes

C. Yes, for sure

8. Has your family noticed a significant change in your personality since you started dating your partner?

A. Yes, they have said  that they’ve noticed a positive change in me

B. Not really

C. Yes, they have said that they’ve noticed a negative change in me

9. Do you notice your mood decline as soon as your partner enters the room?

A. Yes, for sure

B. Sometimes

C. No, not at all

10. Have your friends been critical of your relationship?

A. No, they think my partner is not good for me

B. Sometimes

C. Yes, they don’t think my partner is good for me

11. Have you experienced depression before, or is this the first time?

A. I have always struggled with depression

B. I have never experienced it before

C. It has been on and off throughout my life

12. Does your partner criticize you and blame you for your depression, or are they understanding and empathetic?

A. Understanding and empathetic

B. Very critical and blames me all the time

C. They just don’t understand what it is like to be me

13. Does your partner seem supportive of you and what you are going through?

A. Yes

B. Not at all

C. Sometimes

14. Do you feel trapped in your relationship?

A. Not really

B. Yes, all the time

C. Sometimes

15. Has your self-esteem declined since being in this relationship?

A. No, I don’t think so

B. Yes, definitely

C. I don’t know

16. Do you feel relieved when your partner is busy or when your partner leaves?

A. No, I like having them around

B. Yes, all the time

C. Sometimes

17. Do you find yourself trying to keep yourself busy or distract yourself from thinking about your relationship?

A. No, not at all

B. Yes, all the time

C. Sometimes

18. Has there been a recent decline in how you feel physically?

A. Not that I notice

B. Yes

C. I don’t know

19. Do you feel hopeless in your ability to change your relationship or make things better?

A. No, but I feel bad that my depression is being taken out on my partner

B. Yes, all the time

C. Sometimes because my partner doesn’t understand what it’s like to be me

20. Does your relationship add stress to your life?

A. No, not really

B. Yes it does

C. Sometimes


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