Re: How do I support my bf who suffers from depression?
Trg247, my BF knows I am there for him all the time even when he needs some space. Actually, he is the type of man that doesn't want space or to be left alone. I think he is having some major side effects from the Effexor, he is constantly nauseous, gets some strange nightmares that scare him, and lately his leg is twitching. He rarely takes klonopin, only when he is having severe anxiety.
Problem is when I explained to him about the side effects of Effexor, he tells me to stop researching so much! But I know he will rethink it and talk to his doctor about it.
Hsp1, hello back to you!
Yes, my BF knows I really care about him, hey I love the guy! When we first met I didn't understand at all about depression and I was reacting to him which caused many fights. Presently I am learning about depression so instead of reacting to him, I feel compassion... I just wish I knew more about what is going through his mind and what he is really feeling. Sometimes he really opens up to me and I am thankful for those times.
I am so very sorry about your friend and the lack of understanding and compassion. I can only imagine the hurt you must feel. Years ago my family turned their backs on me for a long time and that really hurt.