Hi, Newbie here
I’ve been searching forums for a while now, typically when my partners depression seems at its worst and there are two reasons why
1. To see if I can find ways of helping my partner/ to understand
2. To reassure myself that what I’m feeling other people are too
I didn’t think there would be an awful lot out there for partners of suffers, but to my surprise there is.
More often than not I am very positive and I know that this is a difficult road, to support and be there for some one with depression takes its toll, I have my own anxiety that doesn’t interact well with this some times and my head tells me that it’s not my partners illness that makes him not speak to me, put effort into our relationship, not get help, not bother to see me, not leave the house, but that he doesn’t really care for me.... sometimes it’s a viscous circle and I work myself into a panic attack.
Talking doesn’t seem to have any impact, how can you tell someone you love dearly that the actions of their mental illness are also hurting you?!
Anyway thanks for reading I guess