Share Tweet Pin It Are you considering dating someone with depression? If so, here are all the truths you need to know about dating, depression, and relationships. It is estimated that million people suffer from clinical depression worldwide. Symptoms of depression include a general disinterest for life, self-loathing, irritability, lethargy, mood swings, hopelessness, reckless behavior, and loss of interest in friends, family, and loved ones.
Not exactly great qualities to bring into a relationship. But chin up, buttercup… all is not hopeless! Dating someone with depression can be fine if you are informed and educated about it. You need to have an outlet for your feelings as much as your mate does. The only way you can give the best support possible to your lover is to be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself there is. When you feel whole, then it is much easier dating someone with depression. There may be times when you feel like your girlfriend is walking all over you or taking all of her depressed frustrations out on you unfairly.
Hey, we feel you. Dating someone with depression can be extremely frustrating, annoying, and at times you may even feel like a verbal punching-bag — but this too shall pass. Is stress ruining your relationship? More than likely, your girlfriend already knows that exercise promotes feel-good, depression-fighting oxytocin. And she also knows that open-communication is key to a healthy relationship.
And that isolating herself is just about the worst thing she can do for her depression. When you have sex, you want to feel sexy, hot, and confident.
You know what rips all of those erotic feelings away from you? Be patient with your lover until they get back into the swing of things sexually, and always keep the lines of communication open. They can still be super sexy, loving, giving, and have the amazing ability to make you laugh. It just means those rough spots are going to come a little sooner than you thought.
So in some cases, your happiness and mental stability has to come first. There is nothing easy about dating someone with depression, but the endless love they give you in return for your patience and support is definitely worthwhile. Liked what you just read? Minot Little is a freelance writer who has been getting paid for spreading her sarcastic take on love, life, and sex since She is many things that peop Follow Minot on Youtube.