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by layla33
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Recently diagnosed depressed partner and recent affair
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Recently diagnosed depressed partner and recent affair

It's a very difficult path to tread as so many emotions. It must be very hard wanting to work through it but also worrying about his depression. Depression is really hard because you often end up being the carer and putting their needs first. Perhaps this would be something a trained counsellor coul...
by layla33
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Husband's depression - I can't cope anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 5267

Re: Husband's depression - I can't cope anymore

I completely understand where you are coming from. It is a known phenomenon. The only thing I know I have learnt so far is to be self aware and acknowledge how it is making you feel and share it with friends / family and try and have some you time to be selfish and not always be the carer. I'm not s...
by layla33
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: How to help/cope
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: How to help/cope

Street spirit- has there ever been a time when things have been so bad that you couldn't show compassion and kindness to those you love? I have had a similar time with my partner and feel utterly pushed away. It feels as though he has become so wrapped up in his own head he is unable to empathise wi...
by layla33
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Setting boundaries with a depressed partner
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Setting boundaries with a depressed partner

Hi All, I've been with my partner for two and a half years. He had recently gone through a divorce when we met and had moved countries after becoming very depressed where he was working. When we met he got a lot better and became very happy for a while, but I think that was a sticking plaster and no...

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