I too have a b/f that has a very hard time dealing with my depression. They tend to blame themselves for not being able to pull us out of it. I have even heard " It seems that whatever I do it is not good enough".
They don't understand that it is not their fault,and that all they need to do is support us,listen to our raves,and deal with our tears. But,men have a very hard time with emotions anyway,throw our depression on top of that and they are lost.
Talk to him,tell him that it is not his fault,and that you are trying to deal with depression. Explain to him what he can do when you are at your worst.
I really wish my b/f would research depression and then he would understand. But again,that would mean dealing with an emotional issue and he has a very hard time with it.
But,I found that if I just bring up what is going on in my head,even if he does not know what to say he at least will listen,and he will become more understanding when I have a breakdown.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
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How can you talk without a brain?
I dunno...but alot of people talk without a brain don't they?
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