hi pokey, i think this was a big thing in your bf confiding this in you. maybe he thought that maybe it would be too much on you. stigma in the community about depression is still somewhat detrimental to those with a depressive illness. for you i would strongly suggest that you advise him that you are here for him, and i hope he will, of which it sounds likely that he will advise you when he is in a bad place and requires time also. a good thing for you to know is that it is a medical condition, and to let him know that. communication is key, it is everything in a relationship, regardless of depression. depression is extremely common, here ( australia) 1 person in 4 will develop a depressive illness and or have a episode of such at least once in their lives. i wish you well, you have to a great place for support. with healing compassion, jamie.
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