It is crucial in a healthy, lasting relationship to explain to your significant other the details of your depression, such as whether it is situational or clinical, vulnerable seasons or times of day, and any other known triggers. Let your partner in the relationship know that you are taking active steps towards addressing your depression and ways that they may be able to help towards your lifestyle changes and recovery.
Depression is a very difficult beast to understand. If you have never experienced depression or even if you have, it is sometimes hard to see depression in others, particularly our friends and family members. You may wonder if the person is faking or putting this on in order to gain attention or even manipulate others. The person with depression…