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How do I tell my boyfriend? - April 17th 2011, 10:14 PM

Hello,

When I was younger, I had very severe depression with suicidal tendencies. In recent years, I've been able to manage it for the most part. However, I've been under a lot of stress lately (losing my job, facing the end of my college education, not knowing where I'm going to live in a month) and it's caused a relapse.

My boyfriend knows about and is very supportive of my anxiety issues (I have daily panic attacks; I'm not currently prescribed medication) but I'm scared to tell him about the depression relapse because he's never seen me that way. He knows that I used to cut and that I have been suicidal in the past, but I don't know how he'll react; he's under a lot of stress himself right now and when I first told him about the depression/cutting he told me that he'd be extremely uncomfortable with it.

I've seen a counselor at my school and he told me not to bother coming back until I've seen a psychiatrist (which I currently don't have the money for, and I did explain that to him...).

I really don't know what to do. My boyfriend is getting suspicious that something's wrong and I'm scared that the relapse will continue to get worse and I'll fall back into things like cutting, further disordered eating and increased anxiety/panic attacks.

Any advice is really appreciated <3


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Re: How do I tell my boyfriend? - April 17th 2011, 10:23 PM

I have no experience with these kinds of matters, but what if you show him this post? or write him a letter telling him what you said here if you can't tell him face to face? I'm sure he will help, as it sounds like he has in the past. Best of luck!


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Re: How do I tell my boyfriend? - April 18th 2011, 01:54 AM

My words of wisdom are "Just breathe" I am getting it tattooed real soon and I know it helps me. I have SH for 6 years. I stopped in December after I almost did something unforgivable. Love yourself first and everything will fall into place. If you need anything I'm always here(:


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