What Do You If Both Partners Are Depressed??? More So My Partner But I Think He Is Making Me Depressed.

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What Do You If Both Partners Are Depressed??? More So My Partner But I Think He Is Making Me Depressed.

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Hi there

This is a very hard situation. I feel that depression can be draining for both the person who has it and for the loved one. So it is all the more energy sapping when both partners are depressed and who helps who?

What about your partner's depression is especially challenging for you?

Are you both in any type of treatment? What are you doing to combat your depression? What is he doing? Do you nurture each other?

I think in this situation it may be essential for you to have some time where you connect with other people...friends or family...who are not depressed just so you can get a breather from the mood. There are three things at play here...your wellness...his wellness...and your wellness as a couple. It can be a tricky balance to navigate.

Our Deborah Gray has been in this situation and has written about it. Here is her post entitled, 10 Ways to Stay Sane When Your Partner is Depressed. It may be helpful for you to read right now.

Let us know more details and we can try to give more suggestions.

Sorry you are going through this. I know it must be a really tough time for you both.

Answered by Merely Me