Dating someone who deals with depression
Relationships that form under these circumstances, should they lead to marriage, are more likely to suffer in terms of quality.
Next, make sure that you give him space Well, remember what I was saying before about guys not wanting to appear out of control or needing of help/support?The “cohabitation effect,” as it’s called, occurs because many people who live together before getting engaged slide into marriage through a process of inertia.Rather than going through the process of critically evaluating whether the relationship is right for them, they make the decision to marry out of factors such as convenience, economics, or—the sex.Unfortunately, many of these hurried unions lead to disappointment as the relationships falls apart before it’s even had time to take shape.The breakup takes its emotional, if not financial, toll on both partners.Feel free to ask questions, but seek to understand and not help solve.
One last thing to keep in mind: It’s unfortunate, but sometimes in an effort to help, women actually cause men to retreat deeper into their shell because of how they react to his withdrawn behaviors.
Just be a well of admiration, appreciation, and love and give him the space to come around.
Also, if you’re still unsure what’s going on in your relationship, then definitely take our “Is He Losing Interest?
” quiz and find out exactly where he stands…and what you can do to get things back on track!
Falling head over heels in love means, to many couples, having sex as soon as possible.
(Playing therapist typically backfires for the reasons stated above.) Just remember to be a source of relief for him without directly trying to “help him” with the problem.