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When Depression Is in Your HomeBe Kind To Yourself

If you live with a depressed person, you may have mixed and confused feelings toward him or her. Try to be honest with yourself. Admit that sometimes you may feel:

  • Hatred toward the person for bringing problems into your life
  • Anger because the person seems to be acting this way on purpose
  • Fear about what may happen if the person doesn't get better
  • Guilt that you may have caused the person's depression
  • Jealousy that the depressed person gets so much attention
  • Frustration because things never seem to get better

To help you deal with your feelings, you need to continue the activities that are important to you, and stay in touch with good friends and relatives. Tell them you're having a hard time. If you can, consider seeking counseling for yourself.

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