My husband saw my depression early on. He instinctively knew how to deal with it and work with it – most of the time. All I can say is that I am blessed. He has always said that he can see me through or despite the depression. But that doesn't mean it is easy for him.
It is imperative that you are open and honest with your husband. Tell him when you're struggling. They can't read our minds. Remember that depression can take a toll on your spouse too. Be understanding of that. Give them as much as possible to help and support you. They are your greatest ally.
Do you have a supportive husband or other close family member? If not, who fills that role? How does depression affect your relationships?
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I'm linking up with The Nester and others who are writing 31 posts this month on various topics. I'm not a doctor or a counselor and this is not intended to be medical advice. This is simply the story of my experience with depression.