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I Am Living With An Depressed Partner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    Will It All Work Out

    Like all of you i to am living with a partner with severe depression, but unlike you we have been self medicating for years, by smoking marijuana joints, not a very smart thing to have done i know. He was doing it for his own reasons that he can not admit to yet blames me, i was...
    kimbeys kimbeys 26-30 3 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    Life'S Journey

    I am new to this site, and it is really nice and relieving to know that there are others out there experiencing the same things that I have been experiencing. I have a four year relationship with my boyfriend, and we have lived together for about two. Although it was almost a...
    tfk599 tfk599 22-25, F Mar 12, 2013

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    He Is Suffering and There Is Nothing I Can Do.

    My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years has always had low-level depression, ever since high school really. But he is now at a point where he has to decide whether or not to leave graduate school -- he has never really enjoyed the field he went into, and now everything seems to be coming to...
    abigialmarie abigialmarie 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    Sometimes It Is. Just. Plain. Hard.

    I have been with my boyfriend for some time now. Surprise trips across the globe, fun afternoons doing nothing but sitting on a couch laughing, sunny afternoons, fun text messages, constant "I Love You's" and smiling and everything in between are a normal part of our life...
    vm22490 vm22490 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Depressed Again How Many Times!

    My husband was diagonosed with Depression 7 years ago. At first he took pills Aropax but then ended up needing a larger dose until he could handle the stress no more and went on the sickness benefit for 6 months. It was a great break for him he attended counselling sessions...
    jollyone jollyone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Hi There

    hi both myself and my partner have depression mine is prob abit more severe than his. but other members in our family also have depression its in the genes so know what its like to live with someone with depression 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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    Fighting For Love

    My partner has depression. I am a partner of someone who has a mental illness. Some days are amazing and she happy. Other's are rocky. And, some days are ******. I never know what will trigger her to shut down and become sad. Her sadness is a heartbreaking reality to live with. I...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Aug 27, 2013

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    She Won't Listen To My Words

    The silence hurts. No one tells you this part. I feel confused and hurt. Why must I suffer this too? Why am I the one who has to feel like the adult all of the time?I was so excited to spend time with her tonight. We have had a long couple of days at work. I cooked her dinner. I...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Sep 25, 2013

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    I Can't Win

    I began by snapping. I apologized. I took a moment and began to explain my grievance calmly and openly with eye contact. What faced me was an angry cold body. She said it was bullshit and asked if we were done talking. I quietly said yes and gently walked away crying. I did...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Sep 4, 2013

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    My Guy...

    I wrote so much, but deleted it all because it was all just noise in the end. My boyfriend is depressed, he doesn't talk to me about it much, but my heart bears the heaviness. When you're in a committed relationship with somebody, talk to them. They love you, don't be afraid to...
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F Jul 12, 2013

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    He Doesn't See What It Does To Me

    My fiance suffers from depression & anxiety. I adore him and even though there's no question of whether I'm there for him or not, sometimes it feels like things are totally one-sided. I know he wants to be there for me & is frustrated that he sometimes isn't, but there are also...
    Timidexcess Timidexcess 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    My Partner Is Depressed

    I have been living with my partner for just under a year and we have been together just over 2 years.  He split with his wife and misses his kids.  She has made it very difficult for him since the split and since us getting together.  Its like life has been sucked...
    deunloved deunloved 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Does He Really Love Me

    My Partner has been depressed for a long time now. I know he misses me terribly if I am not around but he just won't seek any help, he is too proud and thinks he is fine. He does seem to be better than he was a while ago but he is often very cold. I am living at his parents...
    Duckz Duckz 26-30 3 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Kicked Out

    I have been living with my boyfriend for over a year. He experienced a major injury about 9 months ago and underwent surgery about 3 months ago. He is still seeing a physical therapist and has been on pain medication for about 90% of this time. Due to his his injury, he has...
    Confused713 Confused713 22-25, F Sep 16, 2009

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    Frustrated

    My partner tells me not to walk on eggshells. I finally get to a point of not feeling like i have to around her and that every time she gets upset will not spiral downward. This weekend was hard. Small things set her off. I wish she would just talk to me. She shuts me out and is...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Sep 3, 2013

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    Taking Me With Her

    So my gf is very depressed, she calims to have no moments of joy at all and it really does affect both of our lives but of course anyone who has read or written a story in this article already knows this. I'm looking for advice. I'm tired of listening to the same song, much of...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Currently I feel like I can't win.

    She gets mad at me when I try to keep my bitterness and anger of her depression in and vent other places. She gets mad when I try to gently communicate that I need help around the house. The task I needed help with was our dogs. I asked her to please take the dogs out since she...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    A few months ago my and my partner decided to settle down and get our own house. About 2 weeks before we moved in my partner mentioned how his mother who was living in another...
    Sonbou Sonbou 22-25, F Feb 28

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    I really really really hate living with my parents. I want to move out as soon as I turn 18 (next moth), graduate and get a job. I can't stand living here any more, they irritate...
    yukishiro yukishiro 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I absolutely hate living with them, I never really lived with them, I always had serious relationships, yes even when I was younger to escape the grim reality of my relationship I...
    chika011 chika011 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    A therapist I was working for , building a huge wooden bookshelf, told me after talking religion and, politics also the meaning of life while I was working , that I was the wisest...
    madmoe68 madmoe68 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I cant wait to move out. I really dont care if I will end up living with roommates I wont like. As long as Im away from my parents. I cant handle the sexism, racism, homophobia and...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate living with my mom....she puts me down calls me every name she can think of, screams at me, blames me for almost everything, she makes me want to put myself in a hospital so...
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    It's a constant struggle every day with this person...ugh makes me so angry!
    Cal30 Cal30 26-30, F 1 Response 34 mins ago

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    and it kills our sex drive. :( We have been living together for 3 years. I actually see myself marrying him later (after a few things get taken care of). He's been on methadone...
    bowl4two bowl4two 22-25, F Mar 10

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    I honestly cannot wait to move the hell out of here because my parents make me so miserable. My mom has turned into a selfish nagging ***** most of the time and I always knew my...
    kayceebby kayceebby 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Hi guys & gals, I want to share my story today and I hope it will inspire others to take a new step further in life. I was diagnosed with herpes almost 3 years ago, I was out of...
    Michhmoriss Michhmoriss 26-30, F Mar 2

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    I really do. My sister thought it'd be a great idea if they used the shower head to wash the dogs. That's great except they didn't put it on the right way. Every time someone tried...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I am forced to live with my mother because I need help with my toddler son. Today I cooked something for my son when my mom came home. I normally avoid cooking when my mother is...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I'm suffering with few answers. I'm diagnosed with this and that, but nothing adds up. Now I'm weak in my muscles. So scared.
    genuine1234 genuine1234 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone, I am 37years old and sick. I've been diagnosed congestive heart failure, and diabetes. My life right now is about meds and side effects. every day is different and...
    tman3737 tman3737 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ever since I can remember I've had vitiligo. its very visual. I try my best to have ppl look around it. but now that I'm older. I'm starting to remember how I've been treated (not...
    Curieln Curieln 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm just so done. I can't stand it anymore. I need to get out of this house. First it was my mother's house. She was horrid to live with. My boyfriend lived with me at that time...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 3 days ago

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    So I have been suffering for several years and just had a really really horrible time losing hope and thinking about death and stuff.My family keep put pressure on me..they don't...
    diyaandalbert diyaandalbert 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Read this pearl on Ministry Health website, in an article about ACoAs: " If you have an ACOA/ACDF as your friend and supporter, you have a friend for life...unless they sense...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 10

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    Asthma. It's uncurable. Treatable, but no cure. :/
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just found out... that I should be dead before I turn 20. If I survive, it'll be a miracle.
    SpectrumOfTears SpectrumOfTears 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's called Tourette's Syndrome. It's getting better, but it will always be my constant companion.
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So after a few short weeks my relationship has ended. I told him I don't feel liked because he does not show me and he packed up his things and left. I felt as if I was living with...
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I think I am depressed. I am 16 years old and gosh do I feel like life is dragging on forever but also flying past my eyes. It all started last year. My family moved to...
    Rubyalexander Rubyalexander 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I met my soul mate in college and the bond and love between us was incrediable. We both were madly in love and were inseparable. We both are middle eastern I had lots of Suitor ad...
    MelodyMoon MelodyMoon 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I have been working with two partners for several years on the development of a scientific product. We sometimes commiserate that our significant others do not understand how...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Mar 3

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    it's a crazy tale. i'm not exactly gay but I have a same sex lover and im in a perfectly good relationship with my partner. we are happy. really happy. my partner gets along...
    dahliaxx dahliaxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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