Have you ever dated someone who was depressed or suicidal? How did you deal with it? Did it ever get on your nerves? Were they like that when you met them? Did you ever had enough of it, but was afraid to break up with them?
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I was engaged to and lived with a man who was both depressed and suicidal and an alcoholic and drug-user. That all sounds horrendous I know, but we loved each other and with my help he was beginning to get better. He stopped taking drugs and was getting treatment for his mental illness. We found a place on a rehab program for him for the alcohol abuse but unfortunately that didn't come soon enough and he died aged 19 in 2005.
To some extent, depression and other mental illnesses are often seen as rather selfish illnesses, I know because I suffer from bipolar disorder. Annoyance is actually probably the wrong word, frustration is probably more accurate. But that's only because when you love someone you want the very best for them. Just like I know my family are frustrated with me when I'm feeling at my illest.
I wouldn't change my the time I had with my man though because we loved each other for a long time, sometimes I think he wasn't meant for this world and that helps me to cope without him.1