Are you in a relationship with someone who is showing signs of failure? Is your partner showing signs of relationship depression? This is often times more difficult than suffering from your own depression. Many marriages and relationships end because one or both of you can’t break this pattern and it just drags on until there is a feeling of hopelessness.
Depression affects different people in many different ways. The most common effect is irrational thought and wild swings of emotions, often blinding those who are afflicted with depression unable to see the positive things in their lives. No matter how hard you try to cheer a partner going through this it will seem to you like all your efforts are for nothing. Here is the kicker…don’t give up.
In truth, your support and efforts mean a great deal to your partner, but in their situation they are simply not able to communicate that with you. Often they will suggest ending the relationship because, in fact, they feel responsible for hurting you. More often than not they want the relationship to continue and want your continued love and support. Please keep this in mind. When you are hurting, don’t you want love and attention from those you love?