Here is a video from Ted Talks by Johaan Hari about addiction and his finding that the root of addiction is about bonding and broken relationships.
Every relationship has its struggles and conflicts. Sometimes, those struggles are difficult to overcome and a couple makes the difficult decision to end their relationship, either mutually or one of the parties decides to leave. Whether you are the one who left or the one who was left, entering a period of separation brings about many changes that can be difficult to navigate.
Many people experience an episode of what we call depression at least once in their lives. As a matter of face, research shows that half of North Americans will experience at least one episode of depression in their lifetime. And while there are similarities with people’s experiences of it there can be some differences.