I know from my own depression experiences it kind of felt like I was present in my brain but looking at a screen, separate from the life around me like it was walled off. But how is it possible? Wanting to commit suicide or thinking about about suicide are signs that you need help immediately. Even though we are long distance, I am finding it impossible to go on, and as I am at university, if I keep this up my grades are going to slip. If she is not open to seeing a therapist, then maybe a physician is acceptable to her? Not every prescription medication will work for everyone. While you may not understand the reasons for your spouse's depression, it is important that you support him or her during the treatment process. She shut me off completely and gave me halfhearted reply whenever I talk to her. You can support your girlfriend is small but significant ways, like being a good listener and helping out with day-to-day things.
Even if I am not home and you need to talk, call me and I will be there for you. Over the past year I dated someone that was unbalanced and going through a significant life transition. What to Do If My Girlfriend Is Depressed? There has to be a time limit of when to say enough is enough. This was only a few days after she had been saying she loved me and missed me. Decreased libido is a classic symptom of depression, in addition to a common side-effect of anti-depressants. Driving me to the point where my own happiness is at an all time low.
I m still jobless for more than 2yrs thinking about her problems all the time. You are helpful to them by being there when they need you. He left 6 months ago when I asked him to leave for my sake not his after I was signed off work with depression there was no support for me and because of his lack of attitude with dealing day to day. Good luck and remember the love bit. Depression requires time and patience to fight, much like heartbreak. Finally understanding that a person with depression can't do that has been amazingly helpful for me. Just let them know you're willing to listen.
Depression can cause as much as a 5% change in body weight in a month's time. Personally, I think a big mistake many people make is that they view. Was with a girl for 12 months who had history of depression, anxiety issues and I feel she was deeply embarrassed about it even though she didn't admit it. If your loved one is struggling with depression, you may feel confused, frustrated and distraught yourself. As someone who has been on both sides depressant and carer I know that deep down she truly appreciates your efforts but depression often makes people introspective and therefore makes it more difficult for them to think about others. Tell them that bad things pass even if it seems impossible right now, that you'll be there for them through it all, and that he or she is very important in your life.
Or maybe you keep giving your. Wash her favorite pajamas so she has something clean to put on. Watch for any changes in mood. So this is the time to make sure you stay safe, since you've done all you can for her already. She didn't tell the Dr much except that she was previpusly diagnosed and medicated and she didn't like talking about her feelings, at which point the Dr gave her a reading list instead.
Tell them that you know it's not their fault. And this is where our problems come in. It seems to me the main root of her depression is a poor self-image. I did also fear that during no contact for 2 months she would move on and leave me hanging and never speak to me again over nothing really. You may notice they do not think things will change, and frequently talk about this fact. I really need advice on what i can possibly do to help her and make her feel better.
Or do I give it a few weeks break. Its killing me inside as she looks so helpless, vulnerable, alone and she has the face of one of the most beautiful girls you would ever meet. Every time I look at her pics, I am immediately in love again by seeing her smile but in person all I am thinking of is an exit strategy despite all the caring in the world. This really got to me, he is my first love! Consider a person's use of drugs or alcohol. A call-to-arms from Nobel Prize—winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman. I do feel your pain My Best Paul Hi Sizzar, sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time at the moment. Make sure that your spouse is eating well, getting moderate exercise, sleeping well, and taking his or her medications.
It's pretty easy for me to tell if he's had a rough day, so hiding it would just make the atmosphere uncomfortable and make me feel like he is somehow coddling me. I've been missing her a lot lately and am holding back messaging her. But to me she's worth it. I feel for all of you guys! If they seem to be prioritizing themselves more than usual, know it is the effects of the depression. I have been researching depression for the past few weeks, while my boyfriend suffers from a distance.
They may apologize for not being a good friend, or feel the need to apologize for feeling down. Your support for your girlfriend is admirable and it is clear to all just how much you love her. Or sit down and plan something new to try. Try to get the person to see a psychiatrist or therapist to address the issue. She still doesn't like to seek help or accept it. It doesn't mean that your spouse doesn't love you or isn't attracted to you.
I've managed to get her to the doctors and he just basically said that medication is the last resort and to see how she feels in a few weeks. This is important: I have to tell you — you will not find the cure, you can be there and support but please stop believing that it will make the problem go away. As a result, someone who is feigning happiness may withdraw from others for fear of being found out. To learn more about your depressed boyfriend, read What Depression Feels Like. Silly little things matter so, so much. Can I also suggest you look into the practice of mindfulness or meditation? I can't help but think we are drifting. Buy she apparently can go on a day out with her ex to hang out behind her parents back.