We've been together for 6 months now and he's been so depressed lately. I don't know how to help him. We've talked about him going to a doctor but the doctor told him to cheer up and he tried talking to his mother but she said the same thing. (which is wrong) he's talked about committing suicide. It freaks me out a lot. I feel like I can't help him and that my relationship isn't enough to make him happy. I'm starting to become depressed myself because I feel like I'm losing him. I don't want to break up but I'm becoming really unhappy.
Most Helpful Guy
Is his depression clinical (meaning chemical imbalance), or life induced?
Either way, you're right. Your relationship is not enough for him. He either needs medication, or he needs to sort out whatever has him in this funk. The only thing you can do for him is be supportive. He'll either want to talk to you about his darkness or be distracted from it by you. Figure out which that is and do it, if you want to help.
The flip side, there's no point in you both being unhappy. If he won't let you help him you should break it off. Do it gently. Tell him he needs to focus on himself and when he's ready maybe you can try it again.0
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Most Helpful Girl
Make him go to a professional.0