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Usually there IS a reason to be depressed or anxious. Emotions will run high and it's quite possible you'll get ticked off over something. It's normal for us when trying to help someone cope to relate.Possibilities include genetics or past experiences that could have been traumatizing. "I remember this one time when I was depressed..." isn't empathetic. Be prepared for what is likely to come, and be sure to know your limit.
If you’re nervous about going too far from home, you can suggest having a date nearby.
Well, not necessarily more work, but more patience.
You're going to have to learn to let a lot of things go.
It's very difficult for some people to say they have a mental illness, especially because of the stigma that's associated. If you don't understand your partner's mood pattern exactly, watch.
The only way to make your significant other not feel embarrassed about opening up to you is to accept the fact that they suffer from depression/anxiety/both, understand that they really have no control as much they try and comfort them whenever needed. Panic and stress are issues for anyone with anxiety. There's going to be days where they feel like total crap, just like there's days where it feels like an anxiety attack is inevitable. Learning how this all works will make it easier for you to, again, accept, understand and comfort.
You have to plan way ahead to figure out your tranquilizer/wine situation. You're inevitably teased for your compulsive nervous habits. Asking me to stop is like asking a normal human being to stop breathing, or stop talking loudly about politics at a party where nobody cares. You're never really excited for dates because you're too busy obsessing and being worried. One glass of prosecco and I'll turn into Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.11.