I'm at a stage where I don't know what else to do. My boyfriend of 1year and a half has depression, he's always had mild depression but it's gotten so much worse lately. He says he has no motivation and doesn't want to leave the house, he said that the thought of going to university fills him with dread but he's also terrified of his family's expectations of him. I have tried absolutely everything to help but it's just gotten to a point where the only thing that's going to help is if he actively seeks out therapy or possibly medication. I've suggested this countless times but he denies that he's depressed and is adiment that it won't help.
I love him more than anything but I can't deal with his episodes on a daily basis, especially considering I have depression and GAD myself. Every time I try to talk to him about it he either gets extremely defensive or shuts down completely. I'm worried and in hopeless.