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Epidemiological data demonstrated that unhappy marriages were a potent risk factor for major depressive disorder, associated with a 25 fold increase relative to untroubled marriages in one major study from Yale, (Weissman MM. Another study found a 10-fold increase in risk for depressive symptoms associated with marital discord (O'Leary KD, et al. Antisocial attitudes, personality, and behaviors in a university sample [Abstract]. Perception of aggression among psychiatric nurses in Switzerland. This chapter will present the numerous origins of sadness and depression in married life and related a number of strategies to diminish this often-disabling emotional pain.The intervention into the pain of sadness will include uncovering its origins, the resolution of the anger associated with it, marital therapy, the use of cognitive-behavioral approaches, growth in virtues which is referred to as a positive psychology and the utilization of faith when appropriate.