depression and SO

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2006 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
first post, so here goes:
i've recently gotten into a relationship that i hope will be long-term. i'd really like him to know about my depression, just to get an idea about where i'm coming from, but i'm not sure how to bring it up. how do i tell him?

of course, i'm hesitant to do so. it seems like whenever i tell people about my depression, i get a "look", sort of a mix of surprise and pity, and i really don't want that with him.

so basically, how do i discuss my depression with my boyfriend?

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2006 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
im really sorry i dont have an answer for you. I dont have a boyfriend (too commitment phobic!!) but i know how hard it can be to tell people. you never know how they will react, most of my friends are ok, but a few treat me like im about to flip out on them and that im half a step from a straight jacket! and some people just pity you, which is the worst! i really hope someone can offer you some better advice, but you havent said how long you have been together? hope you find a solution! lillyx

Post Edited (Lilly113) : 12/4/2006 4:03:05 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2006 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
i completely understand what you mean! it's always really difficult to "come out", there's such a range of reactions. very very few people know about my depression.

but anyway, we've been dating for about 2 months now, which doesn't seem like a lot, but we've gotten very close, and it's just something that i feel i should share with him.
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