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.Yet anyone who has been in a relationship with someone who’s depressed knows how no hero exists who’s more powerful than depression.This mental disorder can seep into any relationship and smear sadness and hopelessness everywhere.But if you ask anyone that has social anxiety what their biggest regret is, it's that it's hard to date and find relationships.Meeting other people is, of course, very difficult when you're anxious in social situations.
And although those disorders don't totally define us, they are still a huge part of our lives, often affecting the way we relate to other people.I read a lot of questions from you guys about depressed significant others.I wish I could individually respond to each of you, but until that time, here are 10 things you have to know about dating someone who is depressed. It's easy to take someone else's depression personally, especially if you're very close to that person. Depression isn't caused by one single thing or depression.It's important to remember that the only true way to stop social anxiety is to cure it altogether. But there are smaller, more interesting strategies that can help you with some of your social anxiety issues and make sure that it doesn't interfere with your dating.The following are some tips to help you meet and date other people.