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  1. The title might be a little misleading. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 6 years, I'm 20 he's 21. He is severely depressed and has been for years and I don't know what to do anymore. He does a lot to take care of himself but nothing seems to work. He exercises, he's taken vitamins that are supposed to help, and other things. I've tried to get him to see a therapist but he refuses because he doesn't want to be put on medication or be diagnosed with something and feel worse. It's really hard for me to talk with him about it when he comes to me about being depressed because I've never struggled with this. I don't have any friends to talk to this about so this is why I'm here. I love him and I care about him so much but it's so hard to be with someone who suffers with severe depression. I hate saying this because I don't want to make it about myself which is why I'm here instead of telling him this. I just don't know what to do. I live with this constant fear in the back of my mind that one day I'll wake up to a phone call that he's gone. It would probably be helpful if I mentioned that he recently moved to another state so it's even harder. I guess the point of this is that I feel so stuck and helpless and when he's angry he's angry at me, when we were 15 and 16 we were always happy and spending time together was great and now I just feel like it's all gone. And I know that its the depression, it's not because were not right for each other. It's just hard to see our relationship slowly fall apart. (Don't get me wrong, we've had other problems too which we've gotten past) Whenever I try to tell him that it's hard for me he says something along the lines of "oh yeah it's hard for you." him being depressed is hard for me because I just have to sit here and watch it all happen and there's nothing I can do to help. I have no one I can talk to when I'm feeling any way because I don't have friends and I don't want to stress him out even more. I've never done this before, I don't know, does anyone else relate or have any advice? I feel so lost. I feel like my mental health is deteriorating.