The forecast calls for temperatures to remain warm through the weekend before falling back down next week.No matter how psychologically healthy – heck, perfect – you want to believe you are, there’s a little part of you that wants to be your partner’s hero in a relationship.NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: A couple pause in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park in the fog on February 21, 2014 in New York City.After weeks of bitter cold weather and heavy snow, New York and much of the Northeast got a break from winter with warming temperatures.Evan, I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I like your dating advice because it’s been quantitative and specific (rather than vague and unclear like most others’).However there is one issue I’ve never seen addressed on this site (or any other for that matter).I’ve never seen this issue addressed in a way that’s been helpful to me. I had trouble with anxiety in my early 20’s and depression in my late 20’s, so I know what it’s like to attempt to function with that black cloud hanging over your head at all times.The only response I’ve ever gotten was the clichéd “You need to be healthy to start a relationship. My issue was largely situational – subconscious freak-outs about graduating college in 1994 and the shattered dreams of failing to become a Hollywood screenwriter in 2001.
I am certain that this question has been asked before, however...
I’ve always been open about my first and longest relationship, when I dated someone who was dealing with severe depression.
I’ve written about how his depression affected me, and even about how it affected him.
Just because someone is depressed doesn’t mean they can’t be in a relationship.
That being said, it’s important to know that dating someone who is dealing with this type of thing can make you feel really lost sometimes, especially if you don’t deal with depression yourself.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.