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I Am Living With An Depressed Partner

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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...
    jollyone jollyone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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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...
    abigialmarie abigialmarie 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 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...
    deunloved deunloved 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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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...
    kimbeys kimbeys 26-30 3 Responses Mar 5, 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...
    Confused713 Confused713 22-25, F Sep 16, 2009

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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...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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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...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Sep 4, 2013

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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...
    tfk599 tfk599 22-25, F Mar 12, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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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...
    vm22490 vm22490 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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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...
    Timidexcess Timidexcess 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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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...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27, 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...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3, 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...
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Sep 25, 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...
    Duckz Duckz 26-30 3 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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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...
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F Jul 12, 2013

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    After living with both parents, due to them being divorced, I can finally tell you that the grass is never greener on the other side! I would attempt to fill you in on what us...
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    Hate is such a strong word. I don't hate living with my parents it's just annoying sometimes. I want to have friends over when I want to. Be able to walk around naked if I want...
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    I'm 27 going on 28 by end of this year. I'm still living with my parents and a younger sister whose life seems to go so much better than mine,... she has a stable job that keeps...
    DontreallyknowwhoIam DontreallyknowwhoIam 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
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    Living with my parents is doing my head in. They are always telling me what to do and when to do it. I've had to live with them because I've just split from my boyfriend. I...
    lmp89 lmp89 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have been living with HIV since August of 2008 and have a stronger than normal immune system than an average person. I only take two pills at night per day and I only became...
    JRyanNYC JRyanNYC 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Lets see it started about five years ago I lived with a cousin and my wife- daughter and mother in law stayed at her grandmothers. Me and my wife aren't married at that time but...
    Whodidimarry Whodidimarry 26-30, M Mar 19

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    But needs must and sometimes I need to let out the spare room for the dosh. I realised long ago that I only share well with those I'm in a relationship with, barely even then...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Last week I got out of an abusive relationship. Last week my whole life changed. I am now living the "single" life. Which I haven't for a while. At first with my boyfriend...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I'm really struggling at the moment to find a reason to keep on living or to look to the future. I split from my ex a while ago but we have been on and off since. We have a...
    isthereanypoint isthereanypoint 26-30 Apr 8

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    Having my wife drench me with her pee
    polishpower polishpower 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend i just found out lies about me is telling people things that aren't true not even close to true .. He is also lying to me when confronted with these things he says...
    lilmissyme73 lilmissyme73 36-40, F Mar 17

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    Ok, so I come from an Arabic culture but I am American and I am American born. My husband is an amazing man and it was a wonderfully romantic story how we became together. HOWEVER...
    frustratedwomantn frustratedwomantn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have a terrible relationship with my parents. They are constantly hovering over everything I do and I feel like I don't have the freedom to do anything I want. When they get mad...
    ayang1150 ayang1150 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am really struggling with my mental health recently. I've been clinically since I was 15 and take venlafaxine 250 for this. It can seem, at times, that I'm fine, I feel Fine...
    keyedup keyedup 26-30, F Mar 23

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    He began telling rumors about me so I would leave him alone. That didn't work for him. But no we're seperated and my heart has been shattered beyond repair. ANd i don't know how he...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I knew it was too good to be true.. I just knew it... After last week breaking up with my abusive boyfriend we talked last night for the first time. He beat me up and said horrible...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My ex and I were completely in love, we were perfect for each other and we knew it. The only problem was he continuously let his ex girlfriend walk all over him, me and our...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    But I don't hate them. However, right now I can hear my mother crying in the next room. My father has been grumpy with me the whole week. I don't know what is going on! I just...
    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Well it is official, I am the craziest woman in the history of crazies .. I meet my guy on a date hook-up site, we meet and went out a few times, then I stopped all contact for...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Mar 31

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    My wife does a lot of teasing and denial but I have not got any for a long time
    bendoverman75 bendoverman75 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm totally in the same boat. I am 28, going on to 29. I am the youngest of three and my two sisters live out but my entire family treats me like a child. I can only really have a...
    lalalatututu lalalatututu 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am 27 years old, and ive had epilepsy since I was 5 years old. I feel isolated because I don't get out much. I'm unable to drive due to my seizures. I don't think mine are to bad...
    dewife2005 dewife2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    The lady does nothing but lay on her couch( bed) and watches tv bums cigarettes and snores lately I've been very distant from my family in order to keep from irritating myself from...
    Whodidimarry Whodidimarry 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Does anyone on here use Nuvaring? I'm super moody, throwing up, in a lot of pain and have a horrid headache...anyone else?
    littlebobleep littlebobleep 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I'm 20 years old! 20!!! & my dad will not let me stay out later than 11pm. I have always been a good student (straight A's) good girl, don't smoke, don't drink, (even though I have...
    genieinthebottle7 genieinthebottle7 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    "Terrible thing, to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well." Morgan Freeman...
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    How does he live knowing he broke my heart? I hate him but I also love him more than anything else. He'll be back though.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm not married but am living with my partner of nearly two years. He's gone off sex says it's not me everyone's heard that one before
    t4trific t4trific 46-50, F Mar 19

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    My husband has been battling depression for our entire 10-year relationship. It's become a third member of our marriage; a wedge pushing us apart. And I don't know what to do. I...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm starting to go back and forth between being depressed, and being perfectly fine. In order for people to fully understand how I am feeling, here is my story. I started out the...
    SaronaOsamaru SaronaOsamaru 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    There Are Many Great Ways to Connect! I'm hoping with my sharing experiences that I've had over the years that dealt with my acceptance of who I was about. That there would be a...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Mar 22