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True Life: My Partner Is Battling 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. Relationships are a lot of work. Dealing with someone else's needs, along with your own, can be extremely challenging at times. It's even more intense when your partner is battling depression. These confessions reveal how it feels when the person you love the most is battling their own demons and sadness.

Such a hard place to be in.

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My boyfriend is depressed and hasn’t been working since November. I’ve been where he is and I get how hard it is, but I’m barely keeping us afloat on my income and idk what to do at this point

You're only human.

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My girlfriend's depression has been getting really bad, and I just can't carry the extra weight any more. Am I a bad person for feeling overwhelmed by her problems?

It's hard to ignore your own needs.

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My boyfriend is in a depressed state. He hasn't been wanting to have sex, which I totally get. I just miss the closeness.

Such a hard place to be in.

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It always makes me sad when my boyfriend gets depressed and there is nothing I can do to help him feel better

It's never easy.

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My girlfriend's depression has gotten to the point to where she is always upset, and never happy anymore. Now it is like I am to blame since I feel like I don't help at all, even though I try hard to.

You start to feel helpless...

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I know it's selfish but my girlfriend's depression is hard on me. It affects my mood a lot and takes a lot of energy to stay cheery for her, especially when she's down because I can't be with her.
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