If you're dating while depressed, this expert advice can help you connect in spite of the Pretending to be someone you're not—unless you're Meryl Streep–is. But if you're dating someone with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the cold weather can also test your relationship. Understanding that your SO will require some extra TLC while temps are low is the key to being a good partner to someone with SAD. Winter can be taxing for someone. It's more likely that she's having a bout of Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.), a temporary depression triggered by lack of sunlight during the darkest time of.
It's characterised by mood disturbances that begin in winter and subside when the season ends. Talk about it as you would any diabetes or another illness or condition. With SAD, the depression symptoms are more about 'slowing down'. Her motivation for school and life tanked.