My friends and family really love me. But I just keep feeling that they still don't put the effort to understand what I am going through. I know depression and anxiety is different for everyone and it is very difficult for people to understand who haven't experienced it.
I have been in a relationship for about 5 months now. The guys is really nice and caring but I keep feeling that he doesn't take my illness seriously. He says the most generic things ever "it will be fine babe", "you should start seeing your therapist", "I don't know what today say." I know he means well, but can you just put in a little more effort to comfort!?
I send him articles on mental illness, even ones like 'how to deal with a loved one suffering from depression and anxiety'. He fucking forgets to read it! I try to discuss, he doesn't know what to say.Not a one time thing. If he doesn't take something like this that forms a major chunk of my life seriously, I shouldn't continue this? Should I?
I might be over reacting but I feel really hurt and neglected. Recently I cut myself a little. A small cut on palm. Just to calm myself down. First time ever (not because of him, I had just had a breakdown). I know self harm is dangerous and am worried about myself. And I really wanted to talk to someone about it, but I can't tell him because I can't predict his reaction at all