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.
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