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What Has Been The Most Helpful Support That Your Partner Has Given You During A Depressive Episode?

What Has Been The Most Helpful Support That Your Partner Has Given You During A Depressive Episode?

My husband suffers from severe depression and anxiety and sometimes I am at a loss about what to say or do that will help him feel supported. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Lots of cuddles! Even if someone doesn't have the works , cuddles is all you need!

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Try to read up on depression as much as you can. Depression isn't caused by what you do or don't do. It is more understanding that you don't expect them to be anything different than what they are. We are sad. We know we have many things to be happy about but we aren't. We do not choose this life. I don't like being around other people because they expect too much from me.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Things I would like to hear... Because if I'm depressed, I'm in a lot of pain...Tell me you believe me and you love me. Give me a gentle but confident hug. Calmly reassure me of ur unconditional love & that ur not going anywhere (cuz I might fear you'll leave me cuz I'm depressed or anxious) Massage my neck or back. Offer to order dinner in & suggest a funny movie to watch at home. And sometimes just simply being there helps tremendously.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thnx for the suggestions. It's good to know I'm on the right track!

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Great answer Debbie

posted about 3 years ago
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