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Give Advice: How Do I Cope With My Boyfriend's Depression?
My boyfriend of five months has recently admitted that he thinks he's clinically depressed (I've suspected for a while, having suffered from depression myself in the past). I want to help him through this and he wants to continue the relationship, but says he needs space. I understand that, because I was the same when I was depressed - I didn't want anyone around me and I didn't want to talk about it (but we weren't together at the time; I was single and I could pretty much be as anti-social as I wanted, as I live alone). So I do have some insight into depression and how he's feeling, but I'd love to hear from other people who've coped with their partner's depression. He's doing his best, but he's very withdrawn and doesn't want to talk about what he's going through, and I'm doing my best but it's hard sometimes not to feel rejected. Can anyone relate?