Are you living with someone suffering with depression?
Here’s some advice from someone who has recovered from depression, and tells how they would like to be treated:
don’t walk away;
don’t try to ‘fix’ things – sometimes a hug, a showing that you care, is enough;
listen, validate their feelings, encourage and be supportive with therapy they may be receiving.
In my case the significant other people who had to live with me and therefore ‘depression’ were my husband and my three children. At least they were the ones who were in the same house as I was.
When my husband and I met we were two carefree people, for the most part. If ever there was a truism it was that we were opposites and we were attracted to each other. He was a very straightforward person and what you saw basically is what he was. I on the other hand kept a lot of my feelings inside, and brooded about things. I was very insecure and he very outgoing.
When signs of my ‘depression’ were first noticed in our marriage, he tended to…
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