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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/11/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm so glad i found this site. I'm currently living with a man I love and plan on spending the rest of my life with, however, things are getting hard to deal with. I have been living with depression and anxiety for about 4 years and have been on medications that allow me to function "normally." He has recently been diagnosed with depression after having an"episode" which lead to hospitalization and is in the process of finding the right medication and therapy. I'm having a hard time dealing with all this. I'm trying to stay positive and be supportive. I plan things for us to do together and keep home life as systematic as possible. Recently however, I'm finding it very hard to stay strong. I'm wanting to cry often and have these little voices telling me to just quit and let go of the relationship. I have very supportive friends and family, but I'm hoping to hear from people who have gone through this as well to give me some advice on how to support the man I love, while keeping mentally and emotionally healthy myself. Thanks!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 4/12/2007 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stronghope, Welcome to healing well.
You will find many supportive people here who are going through the same things you are.

Even though you are suffering with depression, you sound to be a strong person who sees that you need to find a way out of this. Some people find it hard to help themselves, so they don't. If you can, you need to try and hold on to some strength and believe that you will get through this. You will get better, it does take time but you will get there.
Try and focus on the good things you have, like you partner and supportive family. Have you been honest with them and talked about your depression? It is easy to push away the people closest to you so please try to not do this with you partner.

Keep in touch with us and take care of yourself.

Victoria x

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 4/12/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi stronghope..My husband has had several mild bouts of depression..and actually it's just as well I have had depression myself because it has given me an understanding of what's going on with him..and yes some days you really feel like throwing in the towel - but you don't because as we know once we are on the correct meds, have family that support us, attend some counselling/therapy things come right - thank goodness tongue



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