I've been depressed for many years now (i've tried therapy and medication, and none of it works). I've also been interested in dating, but the thing I'm worried about is a guy I'm interested in noticing that I'm depressed or angry (and I'm like this most of the time). I've tried many times to stop being like that but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any advice on how to fake it or hide it or something?
ps. I'm not into religion or anything like that
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You can fake it, but don't expect it to last too long. You really should get help for your issues before you start a relationship with someone, unless that person is already aware of your problems. If you try to hide it, it will eventually surface and most likely tear your relationship apart. I have lived with depression most of my life and only recently realized how bad it was when my wife of almost 5 years told me that she wanted a divorce. It was only then did I realize how it had been affecting me and my marriage, and it made me really want to get help and fix myself. I am currently in therapy. Of course, my wife has her own issues too, and part of those most likely stem from my depression. I didn't hide it when I first met her, but over the years it just caused me to withdraw from the world around me, something that caused us to drift apart. Having a healthy relationship with someone is a great thing, but you have to be mentally prepared for it. If you fake it and the relationship goes South, it will only make your depression worse. Get help before you do anything else.1