Unfortunately, it’s a waste of your energy when they’re deep in depression, and actually leads to disconnection and distance.This way of attempting to help can easily lead to arguments because your partner is unable to agree or see your efforts as helpful.This is more likely to foster closeness and connection because you’re no longer trying to change their minds.By learning and practicing new relational skills, you can foster connection and closeness with your partner, even when they are struggling.You will never be able to cure your partner’s depression, so it doesn’t serve you to try to fix it or change it.It can be difficult to resist arguing about how they view themselves and their lives.The following actions will help you date someone with depression. When we balance this well, we tend to feel fulfilled.However, when one partner is suffering an illness, it’s easy to lose that balance because we want to help our partner feel better.
One relational need is to care for our partners and to feel good about that care.
Their false but strong belief that they have accomplished nothing or that they have little to live for can leave you feeling helpless, and confused as to how to respond.
These all-or-nothing, black-and-white thought patterns often illustrate depressed thinking.
No one is perfect, so sometimes the person you want to be with happens to have this illness.
You already know there is much more to the person than their depression or you probably wouldn’t want to be with them.