Monday, January 28, 2013

Living With Depression

I talk a lot about living with depression, but I never say anything about living with someone who suffers from depression. I was wondering what your thoughts are. Maybe you live with someone or maybe you know someone who lives with someone. Any thoughts are welcome ones. I can't imagine it is easy. Actually I bet it is really difficult. Maybe I'll summarize my findings later.

Thanks everyone.

8 comments:

  1. Thankfully, I've never been in that situation, and I pray that I never am.

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  2. I've lived with a cousin who was completely depressed. It was difficult. She didn't want to eat and she would bury herself in a closet full of clothes for hours and no one knew where she was. It was really really touch on me. I ended up giving up on her a little because I was a teenager and didn't know what to do anymore.

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  3. I didn't live with my father but talking to him was hard. He always talked about death and how bad things were. It was triggering for me.

    As for my mother, I could write blog post after blog post about what living with her was like when she first changed.

    As for myself, I live alone if that is any indication since who would want to live with my depressed self?

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  4. I think this has to be equally as hard to live with someone who is battled this to actually being the one dealing with it. It hurts everyone.

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  5. My mother has schizophrenia and that was pretty difficult. I've dealt with people with depression but have not actually lived with someone but I cant imagine it would be easy.

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  6. I'm blessed that I don't live in that situation, but my heart goes out to people that do. I feel that depression is such a difficult illness in a relationship because it looks "normal" on the outside, and it's hard to remember that this person is truly struggling and can't just feel better just like that. A very difficult situation indeed...

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    1. Well put Cody. I have depression and what you said is exactly true.

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    2. I'm lucky too, and I just don't know what it feels like. I don't feel like I'm being honest, if I say I understand.

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