we are a young couple. when we met we had many difficulties and it seemed impossible to be together. yet, we both changed everything in our lives and eventually we became a couple. we want to marry in a few months.
however, despite the fact that we have the joy of belonging to each other, new obstacles seem to appear. with all the changes came also the stress of having to adapt, having a new relationship, we also have to face the judgement of people around us. we are both getting increasingly frustrated with the fact that no matter how hard we try we end up fighting.
and i mean really fighting. yesterday i felt very down, i suffer from depression
and i take medication for it. my partner actually takes the same medication to help him to cope too. i have certain episodes where i get very hopeless and frustrated and everything inside my head tells me that i am unwanted and unimportant. My partner tries to talk me out of it but he can be very rational and makes things worse. I, on the other hand, am too sensitive and we end up fighting. and yesterday we fought so hard that i attacked him (i have attacked him previously too). i get so helpless and frustrated that violation is the only way i can release it. of course, he doesnt like it and response very negatively, although then he tries to understand that i am ill and that it is not the real me, that it is a symptom of depression
. i feel very lonely and it drives me insane when he withdraws and stays quiet. yesterday the same scenario happened, i felt very depressed whole day, very lonely and overwhelmed with sadness inside, we started talking and i blamed him for leaving me alone, ignoring me, avoiding me, not trying hard enough to help me... eventually i got so desperate i fought with him and then ran out of the room. i was so helples i ate some **********. he tried to get the ***** from me but i just wanted the end to the pain i felt. i had no energy left to explain or fight.
his response was very hard. he held my wrist very tight, he spoke very harshly to me saying that we are over, that he wants me to pack my stuff and leave. i was crying uncontrollably, shaking all over my body. i couldnt stand up so he dragged me to the room and started throwing my things out of the wardrobe. i have never seen him so violent in my life. he is very gentle, sweet man. he loves me very much. it was very hard for me to see that when i was at the end of myself he would push me even lower. i cried and tried to explain to him that i am ill, that i need help, that we both need help... i hoped he would remember who i am, who i was before i got ill, whom he fell in love with.
it is very difficult situation. he has many things to take care of, he has never had to deal with a depressed person
before, he tries very hard to do what he thinks would help best. he makes mistakes which slow my recovery, but i believe we can overcome this. i feel like there are two people inside me, me and some ill me that gets to control my body sometimes. it ruins everything i care about
and leaves again
and i am only left with painful consequences... i have suffered this before time to time, but now it hit me very hard.
my partner is a very good hard working man, he tries his best to give to me all he has. and i want to be able to do the same... but we are running out of ideas. we love each other but sometimes it just seems not enough to see us through. he looses his control, i loose mine, we harm each other... this is nothing like the life we dreamed about
. we have passed through some very difficult decisions to be with each other, we tried to support one another but now we are both too tired to be happy jolly and our usual self... i am not sure what we could do to improve our situation, we are taking medicines, we are considering finding a therapist that would teach us how to understand what is happening.
we have recognized that at certain point the process starts and it is very difficult for me to stop it or for my partner to talk me out of it. i begin to feel useless, lonely, frustrated, very sad... nothing he says can help. in fact - whatever he says seems to make me feel worse. and when he stays quiet, that almost always triggers an attack. when i feel that he ignores me, i attack him. its insane. he doesn't know anymore what to do, he is becoming depressed too. he also thinks i might suffer from another mental illness too.
how can we stop the process soon enough before it escalates to uncontrollable levels? how can we go back to the healthy happy us we once were? we love each other very much.
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Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 5/19/2013 4:19:49 PM (GMT-6)