A month ago, I ended a serious relationship. This would not, I know, be hard-hitting news for most people. However, if I have learned anything from writing, it is that no wo man is an island. Articulating your experiences and having someone else respond with yes, I get it, I know what you mean is a type of catharsis that few other things in the world can offer. Thomas not his real name and I met five years ago, when I was a high school sophomore and he was a freshman. We were both dating other people, so we never allowed our on-stage romance to translate into anything else.
27 things you should know before you date someone with depression
This Is What Dating With Depression Is Like
There are just a few things you should probably know. Mind has some great information. If we do something wrong, criticise our actions, not us as a person. Language is powerful in itself, but a depressed person will read into what you say, take it deeply personally, and analyse it for hours until it confirms every bad thing we think about ourselves. Be careful. Comfort us.
A psychologist’s advice on dealing with depression in relationships
Chances are, they might feel like you assume they aren't trying to get better at all, which isn't usually the case. Submitted by libbyjohnson. Have them play with the pet, watch a movie, go for a walk, play 20 questions, or ask each other silly questions about the world and debate for hours. You may learn coping mechanisms, or draw strength and hope from all those who've successfully fought a shared enemy, or are currently in the trenches with you. Submitted by emzillaj.
If you are in a relationship with someone who has depression, these are some tips you can use to help your partner. You can learn everything you need to know about depression and its causes, symptoms, and treatments by following along with this series of articles. While it may be very tempting to think of depression as laziness or weakness on the individual's part, it is a very real biologically-based illness, and, just like any other illness, it can be treated. It can be very stressful coping with another person's depression; and, if you aren't careful you may become depressed yourself.