Hi everyone. So I just moved in with my boyfriend of a year and he gets angry incredibly easy. His dad died about 10 years ago and he has a 4 year old daughter from a past relationship. He’s depressed and always says he hates his life. He said that I’m the only thing that makes him happy but I feel like I’m the root of all of his problems. The few days we’ve been in this apartment he seems so unhappy and stressed out. We’ve fought twice in 3 days. I don’t know what to do because I’ve suggested talking to someone about his anger. I’m so sad and feel honestly helpless. I can’t stop crying right now and it feels like my life is falling apart. All he keeps saying is he hates his life. Someone please help because I don’t know what to do 😞
Everything’s falling apart: Hi everyone... - Mental Health Sup...
Hi sorry to hear this. Is he getting any treatment and has he seen a doctor? If not then he needs to. Unfortunately men often see depression as a weakness in them and feel it's not 'manly' to seek help. It is no coincidence that the biggest cause of death among men aged 25-40 in the western world is suicide.
Unfortunately depressed folk mainly take it out on those they love which can be very hard to live with. I think you need to make it a condition of the relationship that he seeks medical help unless you can see yourself living like this indefinitely. x