How does one effectively “mother” a depressed adult child?

September 1, 2015 at 11:05 am in Family & Relationships by lizalunavita

A fulfilled mother, I was making a positive transition to empty nest, when my oldest son left college 1 year shy of graduating to come home and redirect his life.

I have never resented my children for taking so much of my time and attention. I loved raising my sons, developing a strong marriage, building good relationships with family and friends, all while managing an active career. Now things are in a tailspin and I feel worse than ever! My life has had to be redirected because we unexpectedly have an unhappy adult living unhappily in our home. As much as I love my family, I am growing tired of the unhappy atmosphere that seems impervious to my efforts to maintain a loving, supportive environment. How does one effectively “mother” a depressed adult child?