When you are living with someone who suffers with depression, unless you have experienced it yourself, it can be really hard to understand why they can’t just “snap out of it” or “look on the bright side”. You can feel quite helpless and it’s all too easy to say the wrong thing.
It is often said that stress is bad for us. On the other hand, some people will say that stress can actually be a positive thing. What are we to believe?
Dr Richard Lazarus coined the term Eustress to describe short-term stress that is perceived as being within our coping abilities and which motivates us to grow and achieve, thereby resulting in greater fulfillment and other positive feelings.