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Dysthymia & relationships

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2007
  • 11:01 PM

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?

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  • I'm still trying to figure this out. I almost feel as if I'm suppose to be just as unhappy to let my girlfriend know I understand. She broke the news to me about her condition and frankly I'm not sure how to react. I completely understand that she will never be happy or feel real joy or be completely in love with me, even if we had a wedding day. She loves me, but can never be IN love which describes joy and happiness. The simple joy of making her happy is taken away from me. I feel bad I cant.
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    • November 23, 2014
    • 11:54 PM
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