Our expert says:
Sad, I'm with Charlie on this one. To return to the Surgical example I sometimes use. If you had good reason to believe that either or both of them needed their appendix removed, you wouldn't buy a scalpel and plan to operate yourself --- but you WOULD talk sympathetically with them, and suggest that they get the proper expert advice to help them get better.
Similarly here, it's excellent for you and other family members to make it clear that you see they seem to be unhappy, and that this concerns you because you care about them ; and while they may choose to tell you little or much about how they feel, it'd be best to make it clear that you're no expert in solving such problems, but encouarage them to see a marriage counsellor, or, if Depression seems the main problem, to see a psychiarist for an assessment and advice on the best treatment.
So the issue, I think isn't Should you get involved or ignore their unhappiness --- of course you should try to help. The question is, more, HOW best to get involved.
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