scarlett dating sean penn - Dating while depressed
It feels disloyal to describe my fiance as ‘someone with depression.’ Because he is so very, very much more than that. In my head a depressed person is someone who can’t get off the sofa, who’s constantly plagued by misery. He’s the king of ‘we’ll get through this’ and ‘don’t be silly, of course we can.’ Or at least most of the time he is. He’s one of the most positive, optimistic, life-affirming people I’ve ever known.I’ve learned that those reassurances aren’t for me. He needs to hear me say that it’s okay, that I don’t mind, and that I’m not going anywhere.
But, when it happens, it’s like an eclipse over the person I know and love. His bouts of depression are generally short-lived – a couple of days at most – and have seemed to happen less and less frequently over the three years we’ve been together. He finds talking to me hard, he finds getting out of bed hard.
I know he’s still in there and I still love him just as much as ever. Going to parties or the pub is a gargantuan task, going to work is almost impossible.
Their false but strong belief that they have accomplished nothing or that they have little to live for can leave you feeling helpless, and confused as to how to respond.
These all-or-nothing, black-and-white thought patterns often illustrate depressed thinking.
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