Dating a depressed man
You have to really be with the right person to be able to be there for them without letting resentment creep in.
Simply caring for someone won’t get you through the hard times. If my partner was having a bad day because of his illness, I would take it personally.
There are more adult examples later in life, but they’re not nearly as funny or tragic.
While transparency is crucial, telling someone you have depression too early (like, on the first date) is probably not the best move.It’s unlikely that being in a relationship with someone will give you clinical depression, but it can cause you to feel low if you absorb the energy they give off. Having a partner with depression showed me just how much strength I possessed.I could get through the bad times with the right person because of how well I handled them with the wrong one. I know the difference between communicating an issue and picking a fight because I always felt the need to make things easier for my partner. I understood that because of his illness it was exceptionally hard for him to try and lift me up when he was stuck on the ground.It’s better to let certain things slide because in the end they’re not worth an argument and won’t matter when you’ve cooled down. I learned that the best compliments come from the inside.
How you see yourself is more important than how anyone else sees you.
If I’m jelling with a dude in the crowd, we can get a drink after and see what happens.