How To Love Someone With Depression & Anxiety
Love knows no boundaries or limitations.
Loving someone with depression and anxiety is no different than loving anyone else. The more you treat them as someone without a label, the more you will love them and the more they will love you back.
The foremost thing is to help them love themselves so that they can love you.
They say that you get the kind of love that you attract. Loving someone with all your heart is what we all need. Love knows no boundaries, no limitations, it is unconditional, seeks no reward. If you truly love someone, it will be selfless and sans expectations.
When you truly love someone, you love their soul. It is a love so pure that you are not afraid to show your vulnerabilities to them.
The key to loving someone with depression and anxiety is to be able to be patient with them. Have an open mind, a heart that listens and be willing to be there even on a bad day. Falling in love is letting go, baring your soul and letting the other person to get a glimpse of your soul.
The person battling depression and anxiety is literally walking on a tightrope every day. Depression leads to feelings of self-loathing and anxiety always sends the brain on an overdrive, persisting one to constantly think and panic.
No one can prepare you for this and you can’t choose who you fall for. Remember, loving someone with depression and anxiety is challenging, but it is you who will help them overcome their deepest fears and weaknesses and help them emerge triumphant.
Keep in mind these 10 pointers to help the love of your life:
Value the person for their unique traits, differences, complex characteristics and strengths.
As you both bare your soul to each other, you will be able to see each other’s deepest weaknesses and attain a different level of trust on each other.
You will be able to see each other through the eyes of your heart.
You know how important it is to understand someone’s feelings. You will be able to give validity to feelings, even if you may take a while to actually understand them.
You will know that the person you love is a wonderful human being, remarkable in his own ways.
Identifying roadblocks and difficult situations is a cakewalk. The inability to have difficult conversations will be a thing of the past.
The important realization dawns upon you that mental illnesses are of all kinds and comes in all forms and degrees. You learn to respect it all.
You will learn to understand yourself better than ever before. You will know that the person you love may need help outside of you and that fact won’t bother you.
Patience, empathy and compassion will soon become your best friends.
It’s the small actions that will begin to matter. They will have an impact on your life, either in a negative or a positive way.
It’s about embracing the other person as he or she is, with all the imperfections and loving them the way they deserve to be loved. At the end of the day you become a better person, you learn the art of forgiving so beautifully that you become the person you never thought you could become.