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My Depressed Boyfriend

I've been with my boyfriend for exactly a year and 8 months and we love each other to death. He has been depressed ever since he was a child, for his father and mother had "issues", his childhood wasn't a very happy one and they got a divorce. He moved to live with a mentally unwell father until he passed away a couple of years ago before I get to know him.

He tried to get help with 1 psychiatrist and 1 psychologist but it didn't work out but currently he's seeing a psychiatrist and things haven't gone bad until a couple of weeks ago.

We had an argument, a huge one, and I'm the one to be blamed for it for not being very compassionate and he made a suicide attempt as a consequence but was saved. He's given more medications now but he's unable to bear it. He says the suicidal ideas are always with him and that he is still depressed and anxious all the time.

I think there's a problem with his psychiatrist but he's tired of changing him/her all the time. He wants to stick with this one for some time.

For the past couple of months, his depression has been negatively influencing our relationship, for he's skeptical, anxious and depressed all the time that I fail to comfort him but he's trying real real hard and I'm too.

I just thought I should share this story with you, but I've got a question.

How do you deal with your boyfriend when he's "distant" from you or kinda cold to you when he's depressed? It's really frustrating if you ask me.

lilylights lilylights 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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i dont know how you deal with it . my giril finshed with me dont blame or upsett with her 1 in 3 people suffer depression or mental illness.

i dont know how you deal with it . my giril finshed with me dont blame or upsett with her 1 in 3 people suffer depression or mental illness.

theres nonthing you can do he as to pull him self out this dakness he as to do it him self i just hope he is not useing mind altering subtanse i,e weed beer drink and drugs. they will keep in darkness . i suffererd a lot ups and downs . till it got to the stage i did not know i was depressed again its scary i do get down days but i keep active now gym yoga swiming. healty body healthy head. glad you stuck by him and hope your both ok now. the drs dont understand and really cant help much hes got to snap out of it i told my self this for years to snap out of it . self belive