9. It’s Okay To Get Frustrated But It’s Unethical To Abandon Them
We are humans and we are fragile in nature. When we are trying to ease the pain for someone else, we often deplete our own energy. It is normal for anyone to be frustrated and feel helpless while dealing with someone with depression, but abandoning them in the middle of their struggle is not ethical. When you love someone, you don’t get to decide when to love them and when to leave them. People often let go of depressed souls because they are unable to hold up for them. You don’t have to constantly self sacrifice yourself and you need to find kinder ways of being strong for both of you. It is difficult, but worth it.But if you leave them then it could be the worst thing you can do it your life.
10. Constant Comparison Makes Things Worse For Them
The most common responses that depressed people often have to encounter are the comparisons and heroic tales of people telling them how they embraced their own personal struggle. It is different for everyone and comparing them to someone else and telling them how they are unable to overcome this problem only maximizes their anxiety. You need to let them be and hold on for their sake.
The important thumb rule is that we need to learn the difference between empathy and sympathy. While empathising with a loved one battling depression helps them, on the other hand, offering sympathy for their state only makes them feel worse.
11. Schedule time to spend together
Offer to spend time with them once or twice a week to exercise, grocery shop, or hang out together. Ask if you can cook dinner with them and plan a friend date. One of the hardest parts of depression is feeling too exhausted to cook healthy meals, so you can really help them out by cooking food they can store in their fridge or freezer at a later time.
These are the main points you must keep in mind while dealing with a person who is your loved one and is suffering from depression!
And always try to understand what they are trying to say and even if you can’t understand then at least don’t misunderstand because it can make the situation worse!!
If you think you are going nowhere in life, take a breath, and read this.