As promised, today’s episode is about peeling off the mask of Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD). Thousands of you have listened to the episodes on PHD, and I’d love to hear from you personally. Email me confidentially so I can learn more from you!  This episode covers basic steps of change, with specific examples and directions for those suffering with PHD, and how to handle the fear of change.

If you wonder where you might fit on the PHD spectrum, please take this questionnaire. 

Today’s email from a listener discusses what can happen when your partner says they love you but are not “in love” with you. What can you do if you want to try to mend and repair the relationship?

Important links:

My post on the ten traits of Perfectly Hidden Depression

Recent research on the links between perfectionism, low self-esteem and suicide:

Book by Gordon Flett, a lead researcher of perfectionism

SelfWork Episode 42: Falling Back In Love

The book, “Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay.”

Click here for “Marriage Is Not For Chickens,” the new gift book by Dr. Margaret! It’s perfect for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, or for the person you love at Valentines or any time!

You can hear more about relationships and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.