I have been in a 4 month relationship with a man diagnosed with dysthymia. It was vey wonderful in the beginning, as most new relationships are and it seemed, to me at least, that we were settling into a long-term relationship.
I know he was getting depressed over the past few weeks and suddenly he just broke it off. I knew that it was the depression and I don't know what to do. He stated that it would happen eventually, that he just doesn't want to do it.
As you might guess, I am devastated, a complete mess. At this point I don't even know how to help myself nevermind him.
How do relationships survive dysthymia? Is there any hope we could survive this?