Chances are, there are people who will be in both groups.But dating can be a challenge when you suffer from depression.If you’re depressed, dating can magnify some of your challenges, such as fatigue, irritability, low self-esteem, and reduced libido. Therapy and/or medication use is common and often very successful.More than 80% of people who seek treatment get relief from symptoms, according to Mental Health America.For example, if you exercise regularly to help lift your mood, ask your partner to join you.
If things become more serious, however, you should tell your potential partner.
Any website that counts Patrick Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Alan Keyes, and Bradlee Dean (among other “luminaries”) among their stable of contributors certainly isn’t in it for the reasoned, rational, and/or dispassionate discussion.
With that to set the stage, Chelsea Schilling steps into the breach to counsel the ladies on how to bag a man.
Second, don’t just blurt out “I suffer from depression.” Instead, preface it by telling her there’s something you’ve struggled with that’s a fairly common problem, let her know you have been diagnosed with depression and that you’re taking care of yourself by seeking treatment.
And finally, emphasize again that you care about the person and the relationship.
“Sometimes if you don’t feel like smiling but are in a situation where you’re expected to be happy, that can make you feel even worse,” says Helen Friedman, Ph D, a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. That said, meeting a new person can also be a source of joy.