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.
One of the questions we get here a lot on My Depression Connection has to do with depression and romantic relationships. Members will write in that their girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancée, or spouse is suffering from depression and that this person has dramatically changed. The question asker will report that it almost seems that their…