Dating depressed girl

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Without excusing the behavior, be patient and understand this person is not at the core of who your man is. Protecting your mental health is more important than being with him, no matter how much it seems like he has become everything to you.

If the relationship is bringing you more pain than happiness — despite attempts to make it healthy — leaving is the right decision.

Scroll further down to read about behaviors and situations you are more likely to encounter with men only.

Also realize you are not guaranteed to encounter these issues when you date someone with depression. Whether you ask or deduce it after months of dating, there will be a point when your partner discloses they deal with depression.

It’s a crucial moment in the relationship, so be sensitive and do not judge.

Dating makes the situation even more difficult because there is more vulnerability.

If his response seems like an attack, resist the instinct to be defensive.

This is vital because attacking back can exacerbate his depression.

It can make him not want to have sex as often or seem less satisfied with it, psychiatrist Grant H. Remember, this problem does not mean he isn’t attracted to you sexually.

It’s the result of a chemical imbalance or side effect of medication. No one with depression wants a partner to “fix” them because depression does not mean being broken.

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