Start Dating someone with ptsd and depression

Dating someone with ptsd and depression

Let them know you are there to listen and understand for as long as it takes, and you aren’t taking no for an answer.

Still others are addicted to something, and the depression is obscured by the addiction.

I am not saying that all addicts are driven by depression—depression can also be caused by addiction.

But addiction can be a form depression takes that is not easy to identify as depression. I also include people who work most of their waking hours. Whether they are hiding from the world in bed, preoccupied with an addiction, pushing people away with anger, or keeping their real thoughts and feelings inside while pretending to be okay, people with depression usually feel very alone. Whether they are hiding from the world in bed, preoccupied with an addiction, pushing people away with anger, or keeping their real thoughts and feelings inside while pretending to be okay, people with depression usually feel very alone.

The rest of the time they were acting like someone who wasn’t in pain.

On top of the pain they already feel, acting happy is emotionally exhausting, and having this secret is isolating. Others funnel their pain into anger and people see them rage, abuse, shame, or react with annoyance or irritation to whatever happens around them.

Ask questions very kindly and listen to the answers very carefully.

Empathize with their emotional pain—even if you have to guess at what it might be.

I haven’t been to work in three days, but I guess I should inform them what’s happening.