Wow, it's heartbreaking to see how much pain depression causes. Almost all of the stories are about a partner with depression that pushes away a wife, a husband, a girlfriend, a boyfriend. My story is quite the same, unfortunately. And I am absolutely heartbroken. Too bad that people, after writing their stories here, don't tell us how things worked out. It could give us some hope. At this point, I think I have lost my partner (well, ex partner now, he broke up with me three months ago). He used to be a wonderful man. Now he is mean and cruel and distant. He has become somebody else. And me, well, at times I feel that leaving is the best decision. Then, I feel guilty, because, you know, depression is an illness and nobody wants to have it. But when I do get closer and offer support, a huge process of mass destruction begins and later I feel broken and so, so sad.
I don't think I can get closer again. Every time I do, my lovely memories with him vanish a little more. And memories are all I have got, now that he broke up with me and is very busy with other women.
Depression is one hell of an awful illness. It destroys everything and everybody in the surroundings.
I hope that people who write here had a chance to get their life and their loved one back again.
Blessings to all of you!