I posted a thread up here called "My Bud, My Love...One junk of a funk".
I'm posting this as a means to seek advice. After reading my last post to give you a background on my situation, my boyfriend is currently experiencing a depressive episode. This is the first time I this has happened while he and I have been seeing each other romantically. We live in different states and fly back and forth to be with one another.
To try and not make this so long, as much reading up and research I have done to understand what a person goes through, everyone is different and mau experience the episode differently.
I'm flying out to see, to stay with him at his place next week. I am scared as I have not been aroun dhim and do not knowtotally what to expect. I'm assuming I am just going to go there and not put any pressure on him but rather just be at the house for whenever he may feel to reach out.
Does anyone have advice on what helped you get through your episode? Were there things that were much more of a hinderence rather than what helped with positive progression? Can you give me any advice as to what some things I might be up against?
My boyfriend has already told me that when he goes into a depressive state, he completely withdraws from friends and family; doesn't speak to people he is usually close to. the phone goes unanswered, text messages and email don't get a reply and he will usually sleep and lazy around the house till it passes.
So far, I've been told that I may need to prepare myself should he tell me he wants me to leave. This hurts and is going to tear me up big time. But I will just have to take it.
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles."