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Tough Love: What It's Like To Love A Man With Depression
The content below was sourced from real posts on the Whisper app, the largest online community where people anonymously share real thoughts and feelings. Join the community to continue the conversation today. Depression can be crippling for those who have it. It can also be a huge challenge to be in a relationship with someone who is battling depression as well. It's really hard not to get sucked up into someone else's depression and it can feel so helpless when you feel like there is nothing you can do to help. These ladies couldn't agree more. Their confessions are about being in a relationship with men who are dealing with depression. May these confessions educate you or make you feel less alone. Everyone deserves happiness.

My husband's depression and PTSD is ruining our marriage. Even our therapist shed a few tears at our last session.

Avon, Indiana, US

It's tough for all included.

I hate that my boyfriend has to live with his depression, anxiety, and resulting pessimism. However, dealing with it for 5 years now has driven me to not love him like I used to. I know he needs me though so IDK...

Banksia Beach, Queensland, AU

Sometimes there's nothing you can do and it really stinks.

My boyfriend has been really struggling with his depression lately. I feel like everything I say and do is just making everything worse. I have no idea what I can do to help him and it just kills me.



I wish my boyfriend coped with his depression different. I wish he got help instead of going off the grid and endangering himself.

Dothan, Alabama, US

Double the trouble.

It's hard when your boyfriend has depression too.
I love him and want to help, but I'm stuck in this hole too and don't know how to get out


It can be so isolating.

Feeling trapped by my husband's depression.  I just want to go out and enjoy the sun together like a normal couple, and he won't leave the couch.  Simple tasks like grocery shopping seem impossible.

San Diego, California, US