This is my first post so please bare with me.
My boyfriend is depressed but refuses to get help, he admits how low he feels..can't see the point of being here etc but will not tell his doctor. His mum passed away about 3 years ago but family problems means he now keeps in touch with no other relatives. He finds it almost impossible to trust anyone, thinks everyone will leave him in the end anyway (including me) keeps secrets for no reason and has mood swings which can turn very angry.
I used to take it personally, but I know I need to be strong and put my needs to one side for the time being. Helping him is my main priority right now.
This week he is really pushing me away but don't know whether he's just testing if I'll really always be there for him. So, I don't know whether to give him space. At the moment I'm just giving him quick phone calls, but it's just chit chat. All the things we talked about before he just says 'does it really, really matter ?'
I just wondered when others were feeling so low, how did you have the get up and go to ask your doc for help, or in time do you just get to the point where you know you're unwell?
Any help would be much appreciated, I'm such a know it all usually hehe but this has me stumped!
Take care, Lyndsey x