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I Am Living With An Depressed Partner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    I was infected with HIV in 1980. I was 19. It was formally diagnosed in 1986. I started the cocktails in 2004. I look pretty good for a dead woman, as I was told I had two years to...
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    they constantly ignore me when I share my feelings and if they don't ignore me they pretty much tell me I am stupid to feel that way. they also completely disregard my fears. It's...
    shall16 shall16 18-21, T Nov 5

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    A number of years ago I had a bike accident which resulted in a leak of a cerebral spinal fluid (CSF leak) which causes intense headaches that leave me on bed rest. When the first...
    starjelly starjelly 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I can't wait to be with him again and this time we will be together forever !!! Waiting for my case to be routed to the US embassy in Tunis so i can schedule my visa interview and...
    Beyrouth Beyrouth 22-25, F a week ago

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    Love psychologists say 2yrs and In Love feelings where off.....Here's the article that could save a lot of our drowning EP relationships ...I will implement this ...feeling valued...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    She was so young...he was so much in pain still...emotionally in pain...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mom is sick right now and I am just annoyed. When she throws up, I don't rush to her rescue. I don't give her blankets. I don't make her soup. I simply just don't care. And...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    My health just keeps on deteriorating :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I'm tired being treated and talked to like trash by my parents, especially my dad. I have a personal problem and they said if keep doing what I'm doing and I go into the hospital...
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F Nov 11

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    Diagnosed at 15 but have been having seizures most of my life, my parents were in denial and when my second grand mal hit is when they decided to get me evaluated..... I could have...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    As soon as I turn 18 I am leaving this house. The air here is smothering me.
    lavijasmine lavijasmine 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "When you use an excuse like, “I’ve tried everything” what that generally means is that you’ve tried until something got hard and then gave up" M. Kipp :)
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I understand the hardships of being a single parent, I being married and living with my husband am a single parent for my kids. other than pick and drop now everything was me on...
    081275fizz 081275fizz 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Friends in same places.... My heart is breaking tonight. Tomorrow I leave my 18 1/2 year old in Tn and fly home to Ca. He will be living with and working for his uncle. It's a...
    mamakirk3 mamakirk3 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Or I could never forgive and stay with a partner that cheated. In light I what I've recently experienced (see other experience) I think I'm never going to say "I Could Never...
    Hope1985 Hope1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I am a young woman (no kids, never been married) in her early 30's. I fell in love with a guy. He just so happens to have kids, from different partners. The whole thing is very...
    AbbeyRutherford AbbeyRutherford 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    This is a little long, sorry...it's important to me though. A little context: I am a 23 year old girl that just graduated from college in May. I just accepted a new job and I need...
    svd91 svd91 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Background of us: He has 2 kids, not living with them but paying the bill, he never in a relationship with both mothers. Me, no kid and living in another country for him. We are...
    formagerie formagerie 31-35, F Nov 8

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    I just discovered two days ago. 6 years after we started to see each other, he spat the words, angrily. It was like he hated saying it. Like it was a secret, his dirty little...
    AyanasSight AyanasSight 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    For most of my life I felt that for me life was doing what I needed to do to get by and to make a living without getting into trouble. I never really felt close to anyone else's...
    geribald geribald 70+, M Nov 16

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    Be positive and brave. I got herpes 6 months ago. I was so sad and anxiety about this. And I felt be cheated. Because my bf, I only had him in my sex life. I cried three days and...
    leslovingJenny leslovingJenny 31-35, F Oct 28

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    im currently living with 7 roommates im starting to get comfortable with it trying to put a friendly face for the community gotta say it could be getting better.
    sleepygrouch sleepygrouch 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    So my fiance and I have been together for 5 yrs now. He is still married because his wife is ill and needed the insurance. A turn of events happened when she said their daughter...
    darkeyes69 darkeyes69 46-50, F Nov 10

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    In some respects, I am quite a traditionalistic person. I have morals, I respect others, I am kind and would help anyone if I could. These are all things that I was taught...
    simplynickstill simplynickstill 36-40, M Oct 26

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