FAQ

Why am I with someone who makes me feel bad about myself?

Why am I with someone who makes me feel bad about myself?

This type of emotional manipulation is called gaslighting. Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where a person makes you doubt yourself or question your account of an incident. Gaslighting can come from a romantic partner, a boss, a friend, or anyone else.

What to say to someone who is going through depression?

10 Things to Say to Someone with Depression 1 “Do you want some space?” 2 “I’m here for you” 3 “I love you” 4 “Take as long as you need” 5 “You don’t need to do anything that makes you uncomfortable” 6 “Everything is going to be OK” 7 “I don’t think you’re crazy” 8 “You’re a good person” 9 “It’s not your fault” 10 “You’re not a burden”

What is it like to love someone with depression?

Andrew: Loving someone with depression. Depression is devastating. When someone is experiencing depression, their entire life is blown apart. It can be a massive struggle just to make it through each day. But they aren’t the only ones who struggle. Often forgotten are the loved ones of a person with depression.

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Can you be a good friend to someone with depression?

Whether or not you’ve dealt with depression first hand, you can still be a good friend to someone with depression without having suffered with it yourself. Acknowledging that your friend or loved one is suffering and yet reinforcing that they shouldn’t feel bad for going through a bad time will help them to feel supported, and not judged.

Is it bad to ask someone why they are depressed?

Whether or not there’s a reason behind your depression doesn’t make it any less serious. So questioning why someone is depressed can lead them to feel guilty for how they’re feeling, but the reality is that no one asks to be depressed. What to say instead: “ What you’re going through is real, and you shouldn’t feel bad about it.”