You won't always have the right thing to say and you won't always be able to heal them.Sometimes, you just need to show them that you're there for them.
Even if it seems like nothing to you, it's not nothing to them.For example: when I dated my ex, I spent a lot of time doing things I didn't really want to do just to "make him happy" or make him feel better.At times, it felt like he was manipulating me because of his feelings.It can make you feel completely alone, and it can really change who you are.When it came to my ex-boyfriend, I made a decision that some people don’t understand or that some people believe is wrong – I decided to put myself first; to end things and focus on me, and to not have him in my life anymore (his depression wasn’t the only factor here, by the way). A lot of people feel that their partner, depressed or not, is the person for them, and they want to make it work. Depression can be crippling, but depressed people need loved ones by their side.
My first relationship has been and will always be one of the most important relationships in my life, because it taught me so much about love, dating, friendship, and myself. At times, it can be very rewarding and wonderful, because being with somebody you love and care about is like that. It can be stressful, miserable, and incredibly confusing.It can feel like you’re being dragged down into a place that you don’t know how to get out of.I felt horrible, but if I didn't do that, I don't know where I would be today. Being depressed and having depression are very different. Do not suggest that it's because I "don't exercise enough," or "don't think positively," or "don't drink green juice," or whatever the hell you think might be the cause of my depression. If I'm in a bad place, for instance, my energy levels and sex drive will be low. Not only does it mean I have the energy to do it, but that boost of seratonin and oxytocin will put me in an even better one.7. And being on said medication doesn't mean I'm throwing-mystery-meat-at-the-wall, giving-the-State-of-the-Union-Address-to-a-chair "crazy." 7 out of 10 Americans take prescription drugs, and I am one of them, and let's all juuuust chilllllll. It also doesn't mean I'm "numb." I'm sorry, is Zach Braff a medical professional or an authority on anything at all besides maybe getting away with rich-person Kickstarting his shitty indie movies? Depression isn't ~**~r Om An Ti C~*~*~* or glamorous or an indicator of True Artistic Genius the way some (dumb) movies and/or books will suggest it is. not cleaning your apartment for a month, not doing laundry for two, never washing my hair until bats start nesting in it, and crying a lot.11.Sometimes, the trigger for a bout of severe depression can be something small that seems incredibly insignificant to you, like the death of a favorite TV character or a little event that happened halfway across the world and isn't even being covered on the news.