Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 9/15/2009 4:15:38 PM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum.
I appreciate the fact that you have a problem but the forum here is for the people who are diagnosed as depressed or feel they may have depression.
Having a significant other that suffers from depression can be extremely difficult and this is especially true if you have never experienced any type of depression.
In your situation this is where you may need to look back and remember why you chose this lady in the first place to share your life with ? What are her good qualities? What made you fall in love with her? She is not depressed all of the time is she? Doesn’t she still have most of those good qualities?
Although it's not always easy to do, you need to remember that you love this lady and anything less than caring and compassion isn't fair to her.
At the same time you need to take care of you and I am wondering if you have looked at any counseling for yourself ? I feel it is important to have some down time and please know it is ok to take time out for you.
As difficult as this may seem you need to keep in mind that this is a temporary thing and that "roses will bloom again" between you two if you want them to.
I personally like the site that Judy posted for you as it gives you great information and from there you can make a plan on how you can deal with your feelings and how you will support this Lady Megan.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
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