But trying to navigate through the maze of emotions that is dating gets even harder — and can seem impossible — when you're already grappling with a mental illness primarily affecting your emotions: depression. Because depression can severely affect a person's ability to get up in the morning and live their lives, it can make dating — something that literally requires you to function pretty well — a little bit of a challenge to deal with. In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, Elite Daily spoke to a couple of experts about how dating can change when you have depression. Obviously, dating is very much a social activity. But finding the motivation to do so can be incredibly hard for someone dealing with depression, given that their day-to-day functioning is sometimes quite low.
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They used to get really excited about stuff, or be interested in various hobbies. Of course, everybody feels down from time to time. Plus, how to make sure you always preserve your own mental health and happiness. In addition to emotional changes, Dr. Perhaps it's overeating and unhealthy weight gain or an equal and opposite situation of lack of appetite leading to unhealthy weight loss. Or, it might be something else entirely.
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About And if they mention depression, you could have a million questions—from what you can do to help to what this will mean for your relationship. To help you navigate the situation, we chatted with mental health experts to get the ins and outs of what to expect when dating someone with depression. When that happens, try not to take their moodiness personally, she suggests. Psy, a London-based psychologist.
Maybe if there was a deep connection, chemistry and be have a lot in common there. But I didn't really feel something for him most likely not because I'd need someone who can be as cheerful as me and I wouldn't like the constant swings. Without going into too much detail yes I would date someone who suffers from depression.