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rosarium
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New relationship how to understand boyfriends depression

Postby rosarium » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi
I'm in a new relationship (just 5 months) and recently my boyfriend told me he has suffered with depression for many years. He's currently having bad time and it feels like I'm "surpass to requirements". He has just moved into a new house as well and ever since hasn't been to mine. I'm fully supportive of him but am struggling with how I can help and how not to take his emotional distance personally.

Advice would be appreciated
Thanks

capitalt
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Re: New relationship how to understand boyfriends depression

Postby capitalt » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am

With a new home come new pressures, perhaps ask if there is anything you can help with ?
Maybe he feels a relationship at this time is to much to cope with.
This may settle with time.
Good luck.

capitalt
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: New relationship how to understand boyfriends depression

Postby capitalt » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am

With a new home come new pressures, perhaps ask if there is anything you can help with ?
Maybe he feels a relationship at this time is to much to cope with.
This may settle with time.
Good luck.


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