Dating for depressed people
People who are depressed may say or do things they normally wouldn’t. Ultimately, you may find that you simply cannot continue living/dealing with a depressed person.
Their illness may cause them to lash out at others. If you feel they’re dragging you down too, it may be time to consider distancing yourself.
Research shows that keeping a journal, in which you express your feelings about your breakup, may help turn a potentially negative experience into a positive one.
Like most INFPs I know, my relationships are based on forming deep connections. I know this about myself: I have to find an authentic connection with my date, otherwise, I’m done. Instead of blabbing on and on about myself, I would much rather listen and observe my date so I can get a sense of who he is and feel comfortable with him.
Try to make your partner understand that you still care.You cannot be the one who makes your partner decide whether or not they want to live or die. Attempting to “save” your partner by staying with them can only make the relationship more dysfunctional and could ultimately result in you resenting them.If your partner is well enough to participate, consider getting couple’s counseling so you can address your relationship issues before throwing in the towel.Sometimes there’s nothing more you can do but say goodbye — for the sake of your own mental health.Before it comes to that, for your own sake and the sake of your partner, you should be sure you’ve done all you can to salvage the relationship.
A therapist may be able to provide perspective that neither of you can manage on your own.