This mental disorder can seep into any relationship and smear sadness and hopelessness everywhere.
I’m here to tell you what to do if this kind of juggernaut strikes your relationship.
When you find yourself in a relationship with someone you realize might be depressed, one of the most common reactions is to take the depression personally.If we say there’s no reason or we don’t know, we mean it. We don’t just need to turn on the light) at 2am the next night. It still feels like there’s a lot of stigma around mental illness and we’re scared of being judged. All easier said than done when your brain’s telling you to stay in bed in the dark and never, ever leave your room.Depression doesn’t always have to be permanent, but a commitment to mental health is a lifelong thing. We’re not dark and edgy, we’ve got a mental illness. Yes, depression can mute and swamp our personality and make it like it’s taken us over. Please take a moment to appreciate that we’ve opened up and told you what we’re dealing with. You’re reeeeeally not helping by reminding us of all the things we’re failing at doing. They feel their moods are too much to handle for other people and they can't possibly have a normal life because they're “damaged.”The reality is sometimes we can't control our moods and sometimes we do just need to be sad.Most of all, we just need to know those who love and care about us wont judge us or abandon us.