I Am In Love With Someone That Battles Depression, and Anxiety

A support group for spouces and partners of those who suffer with depression, and/or anxiety 107 People

    GAD & Depression

    My husband has suffered from GAD and depression his entire life. I didn't find it until after our wedding and we didn't rush or courtship. Ten years today we've been together and every year just gets worse. His anxiety is at the point where it affects every thingy in his head...
    anxietysbride anxietysbride
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    My Boyfriend Is A Manic Depressive

    We've been together for a month and a half and have known each other for two and half months. Before we even met I already knew about his condition and it didn't bother me because I myself suffer from depression. My best friend introduced us but before doing so she warned me...
    InsanexSociety InsanexSociety
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2011
    xxdorkrella xxdorkrella
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013

    I now know the pain that it is to love someone

    who cannot love themselves. I feel so helpless being unable to do anything to change his mind on his self-image. All I can do is offer my support, but in the end I cannot change him. I know that he wants to change but he is unable to find the love through the loathing. My...
    AlexandreRoslyn AlexandreRoslyn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2013

    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2013

    I Think This Might Be My Anthem For How I Feel About The Person I Love With Depression.

    Lyrics:Pick apartThe pieces of your heartAnd let me peer insideLet me inWhere only your thoughts have beenLet me occupy your mindAs you do mineYou have lost(Too much love)To fear, doubt and distrust(It's not enough)You just threw away the keyTo your heartYou don't get burned...
    BasicallyLeslieKnope BasicallyLeslieKnope
    22-25, F
    Sep 7, 2013

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    She is screaming at me right

    now about how ugly she [thinks she] is. I'd bang my head against the wall if there was a wall handy.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    He's having "problems", again...

    I am a very honest person.  Everyone knows this about me.  I say what I mean; I mean what I say.  I live my life completely out in the open, for all to see.  I have only one secret, that I am obliged to keep from the outside world - my husband suffers from...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    18 Responses Jan 28, 2008

    If U, Or A Loved 1 Battles Depression - Read This!

    My husband has  serious, genetic, clinical depression, and has battled depression for most of his life.  ( His father had it so bad, that he shot himself a few years back. )  At times, it has made our marriage an absolute living hell.  He recently had some...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Feb 2, 2010

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    I have lived with a man

    for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who shows little emotion or apathy. He has tendencies of getting defensive if confronted with my emotions n looking for...
    marydd marydd
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2013

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    It's Different.

    Hello. My name is Jessica. I am 21 years old. I lived in Georgia...I met my boyfriend when we were about 14 and a half on a gaming website. We talked back and forth for years and became best friends. He lives in California. I knew I loved him...just knew i could never be with him...
    jessicakennedy jessicakennedy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    Hi

    I don't usually start things like these but, my ex girlfriend has clinical depression, ptsd, consequently generalized anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder. We had a long distance long term relationship. We tried to kill herself several times; cut herself several...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013

    Why does everyone always decide

    that I want to be left alone when I am at my worst?
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    Apr 1

    As I Write This,

    There is a fear within me. A fear that I will hurt him by the things that I say, but there is another truth, I need to know that there are others like me. That there are others who love someone who battles depression and anxiety on a daily basis. That there are others who...
    Deee1930 Deee1930
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2012

    My Dream Man

    After years of dating disappointingly, I met Mitch. We were keen on each other straight away, the chemistry was there, and although older than me he didn't seem it. He was just an Aussie guy, not full of flowery words or sentiment, but an honest down to earth guy.....a breath of...
    Delljoy Delljoy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2012

    I Love Him So Completely, But He Doesn't Love Himself.

    My husband of just under a year is suffering from severe depression, anxiety, self-inflicted social isolation, and suicidal thoughts and tendencies. We are broke, with no insurance and no savings, so there's no way to get him any of the help he needs, even though he would be...
    BasicallyLeslieKnope BasicallyLeslieKnope
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2013

    Someone who means the world to me is struggling

    with both depression and anxiety. And due to past reasons, compliments tend to trigger the anxiety. I wish I could just outright tell her how beautiful she is, instead of trying to sneak by cheeky compliments hidden behind a joke or silliness. She is not just pretty or...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    So is he

    I will be the 1st to admit, that I am not easy to live with at all. I am moody, emotional, depressed, angry, and anxious pretty much all the time, althought when I am on my meds, its better to control, but still not easy. I am not joining this group to say, that we are not all...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2010

    and she is slowly inexorably driving me

    as crazy as she is :( I am feeling awful actually -- I see myself being brusque and impatient with her as a way of protecting myself from all her negativity, but right now she is being so nice, and I'm still sealing myself off and probably making her feel bad. Which will feed...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015
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