These steps should hopefully help you feel a little more confident and put aside any worries you may have.
Remember, everyone is different, and these steps may not all apply to your new beau.
However many times depression is just a stage most of us pass through; these usually range from a couple of days to perhaps a few weeks and eventually the person is able to emerge from its shadows.
On the other hand, there may be some people who are chronically afflicted by depression or are less equipped than others to cope with a major loss like bereavement, divorce or unemployment.
Learn as much as you can about the affliction in general and your partner’s condition in particular.
Knowing about depression will help you to understand what your partner is going through and how you can best help him/her. Get to know your partner Perhaps the biggest challenge in a relationship with a depressed person comes with the unpredictability and inscrutability of their moods.
We may not stop believing that the worst possible outcome will happen, but we can start believing that if the worst outcome does happen, we will overcome it. You don't know what it's like to think, "" You don’t know what it’s like to be addicted to your worries. We often know what we’re thinking is unlikely to happen. I’m often surprised I think the sun will come up tomorrow.
Have faith that we can make this work—that we can handle anything that comes our way. You don’t know what it’s like to have no worries for a second, and then to immediately start worrying because it makes you anxious that you don’t have any worries. We will doubt our relationship more than most, even if you’re the perfect guy for us.
And while things will be never be as smooth as with a completely healthy partner, here are a few tips to help you along when dating someone who is depressed.
Find out more about it Depression is an affliction and like other such conditions, it needs prompt and correct diagnosis as well as treatment for a full cure.
Even though we try to reality check, we not only think of the worst case scenario, but we genuinely believe that the worst case scenario will, even must, happen.
As anxious people, we know logically that we (more often than not) have no reason to be anxious.