How do I support my partner who is going through depression and anxiety?

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Last Updated: 07/03/2018 at 3:39pm
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April 3rd, 2018 5:43am
Let them know that you are there for them and you care about them. One of the most important things you can do is listen to them. Don’t try to give them advice. Just be there when they want to talk.
June 19th, 2018 6:09am
the best possible thing you can do is to be there for them. having someone to walk alongside you through everything is extremely comforting. just let them know you're there for them no matter what.
June 19th, 2018 8:32am
tell them that you are there for them and she/he is not alone remind them how much you care about them :) and guid them to a professional therapist because we can help but we are not trained to cure :) take care
June 20th, 2018 10:06pm
Remind them that they’re valid and you care about them very much. Tell them you’re not going anywhere. Be forgiving. Bring them comfort, care and help but recognize when they need time alone. Don’t take it personally when they don’t want to be around people. Reassure them, help them breathe, remind them to care for themselves. Let them vent and never make them feel like a problem is too trivial or not worthy of a listening ear.
July 3rd, 2018 3:39pm
Just be there for them if they need to talk or vent. Try to make sure they do the necessary things, like sleep and eat. Be there if/when they decide to seek help or help them reach that decision if needed.