See it as the beginning of a discussion you can resurface occasionally.
It’s a crucial moment in the relationship, so be sensitive and do not judge.
Thank him for trusting you with this information he has most likely not shared with many people.
By the time the kind words reach the person with depression, the filters have mutated it into something negative such as an insult or affirmation of their negative beliefs.
Dating makes the situation even more difficult because there is more vulnerability.
Show him he deserves love that will free him and make his life better rather than becoming another burden. If any man with depression had a choice, he would choose to be rid of it.
One of the most hurtful things you can do to a man with depression is say it is his fault, that he could choose to be better if his will or character was stronger.
When fighting depression, it’s pretty common for guys to withdraw from relationships or avoid starting new relationships, but doing so only makes you feel more isolated and alone.
If you’re not in an intimate relationship, but are interested in starting one, it can be hard to get things going if depression is weighing you down.
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And when I try to explain that to you, you might get mad at me because it seems like I'm minimizing your feelings. A goddamn spiritual pep talk about why a legit mental condition I have is basically my fault because I don't bow and murmur "Namaste" to the mouse that lives under my fridge in the winter every night before bed is not gonna get you laid. You have one (1) free pass to make that mistake early in our relationship, but that's it. In the winter, for instance, there will be very little sex unless you're cool with me just lying in the fetal position and doing it in the harsh glow of a therapy lamp. I can't always explain why I feel how I feel, so talking through the feelings like a normal couple might is sometimes twice as frustrating. It also doesn't mean I'm "numb." I'm sorry, is Zach Braff a medical professional or an authority on anything at all besides maybe getting away with rich-person Kickstarting his shitty indie movies? Depression isn't ~**~r Om An Ti C~*~*~* or glamorous or an indicator of True Artistic Genius the way some (dumb) movies and/or books will suggest it is. not cleaning your apartment for a month, not doing laundry for two, never washing my hair until bats start nesting in it, and crying a lot.11.