What Does My Partner Need to Know About My Depression?

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I would say one of the most important things if you're dealing with depression is to make sure that your partner is well informed about it, that it's not just a pull up your bootstraps, or get on with it. It really is something that is a set of symptoms that your partner may notice, but it's also a set of biochemical responses that need to be worked on patiently.

Criticism in particular, can be very difficult to deal with when you're depressed because you're already really beating up on yourself. To have someone else pile on, leaves you feeling even more helpless..