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It’s not uncommon for newlyweds to experience depression or loneliness

Erika Lawrence, Ph.D.
• February 14, 2019

“One common reason why people feel depressed after getting married is because they spend most of their time, energy, and attention on planning for the wedding day rather than planning for the marriage,” says Erika Lawrence, Ph.D., Director of Translational Science at The Family Institute.

“Things often feel very anti-climactic after the wedding day is over, because that has been the focus for so long. Afterward, the couple is back to reality and their ‘normal lives,’ which can lead to a drop in mood,” she adds.

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Erika Lawrence, Ph.D.

Director of Translational Science
Research Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University

Dr. Erika Lawrence is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with couples and individuals for 30 years. She is also the Director of Translational Science at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at NU. She received her BA in Psychology at Emory University and her PhD in clinical psychology at UCLA. Dr.