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Rough weeks

Naturallyme
Naturallyme

It’s been a rough last few weeks. Im in a new relationship and I’m scared to talk about my depression in depth. I don’t think he understands me and what I’m going through. I know I should be happy to be in a relationship after years, but I don’t know if this is even right for me. Being alone is so much easier

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hi it better to be open and honest from the beginning if he really likes you then illness should play no part.

Naturallyme
Naturallyme in reply to kenster1

It’s hard to be open because most people look at it as something bad. He knows I have depression and that sometimes I get upset and really sad. But I feel like he doesn’t understand and I just don’t know how to go about it.

kenster1
kenster1 in reply to Naturallyme

you could write down some things that trigger you and some things that help you as well maybe even gather some information you could keep at home/his home and he will have a better understanding of it.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Naturallyme

We can’t always make them understand either, no matter how hard you try to explain it, it always comes back to just “being really sad or upset” in his eyes? If so I know exactly how you feel

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Naturallyme

Being alone is easier, but ask yourself if it’s worth it.. if it is, sometimes easier isn’t better

Naturallyme
Naturallyme in reply to Hidden

It is easier but I’ve been out of a relationship for almost two years now. I know what I truly want is someone to be with.

Honesty is always the best policy! Be true to yourself. Better to know and understand now then regret later.

Just tell him how you feel💕 you got this! i know the feeling but it’s better to get it out than hold something in that’s bothering you. i’m sure he would understand

How new is the relationship?

We have known each other for almost 3 years but we just decided like two weeks ago that we wanted to be with each other.

Well if he's known you for three years he's probably used to seeing you in different stages of your illness. I agree with the honesty policy But not expecting understanding. My husband and I have been together for 38 years and although he is supportive, he can't understand how I feel because he doesn't have the same disease. He loves me anyway. I wouldn't want to be with anyone else.

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