I have depression and sometimes it makes me sensitive and insecure. Lately especially in my relationship its hard to tell if there is real issues or its just in my head. How can I distinguish?
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Most likely it's all in your head- Depression can arise from several factors, and it can impact several aspects of your life. One thing to maintain in a relationship is complete honestly; if you are honest with your partner and vice versa, then the problems are most likely to be a pigment of your imagination
Acceptance that you may have depression and feeling insecure and sensitive and acknowledging that their is help and hope on the way is the most important thing I feel. Open Communications without judging is the key to clear misunderstandings. If it seems difficult to talk it out with partner, Do not hesitate to seek Support therapy. Surround yourself with supportive people . Realising you are not alone is crucial. Finding activities you love doing can be a game changer. Meeting others and knowing them will give a fresh perspective to start with. Helping others for a good cause spreads happiness and positivity and instill feelings of self worth and purposefulness.
Hi! I understand how you are feeling and how hard depression can make things sometimes. I have been there in my relationship before. I think the main way to distinguish is to be open with your partner! Tell them how you're feeling. Tell them that you're struggling. Ask them to be gentle with you and to try and understand what you're going through. If you need space, tell them that. Respect their needs, too! Most of all, be gentle on yourself. You will get through this. Stay strong and have faith in your relationship. I hope this helps!
We can usually distinguish them by stating to ourselves, firstly, what our head is saying, then followed by what our heart is saying. Your head connects to your thoughts while your heart (or gut instinct) connects to your emotions, via your intuition. If you're feeling emotions due to your relationship, it may very well be an issue and not just from inside your head, but within your true feelings. So take a seat in a quiet place, get comfy, and sit with your feelings without getting too much into your headspace. Write down what you get. And if this isn't achievable, sit with your thoughts first and get them on paper, followed by your emotions.
Well being able to communicate with you significant other is the first step. Just talk to them about how you feel and what you think is going on. Ask them to relay the reality back to you. I also suggest getting help. A therapist. Or have a doctor diagnose you and see if the depression is severe enough to need medication. Talking things out can change a lot of things. I know it can be scary. It takes courage to even ask a question some times. But I know bravery is something every human has. It has to be unlocked and maybe it’s best to go 8n head first and not think to much about it.
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