Hey guys and gals,
Never in a million years did I think I would be asking a question like this on a truck forum but here goes.
My girlfriend is clinically depressed. Has been on meds for 10 years to control it. The meds no longer seem to work.
Cliff notes version of our relationship: Dated in high school, lost touch, found her again 13 years later. She's divorced and has a five year old child. The first six months of our relationship were darn close to perfect. She started sliding downhill over a course of four months or so. She broke up with me with tears in her eyes and told me I deserved better. Three months later we got back together. She's on different meds and believes she is no longer depressed. Well, she's not normal. I would describe her as emotionally numb. She will barely talk to me. Lots of text messages, nothing remotely deep. See each other maybe once every two weeks for a few hours. No reason given for why she does not want to see me, just doesn't. All the while she insists she does want a relationship with me.
I am at the end of my rope. I love her. I have begged her to get help and she won't go. Is this an episode of some sort? Will it just magically go away on it's own? I am willing to support her and help her through the hard times, but I feel like she has to get back to normal before we can even discuss it. Is this just going to happen again five years later? This might be why she's divorced, don't know. There's a lot of anger in her still that really should be gone after three years of being divorced.
Just throwing it out there in case someone has been through it themselves or with a spouse, girlfriend, friend, family member and maybe can offer some insight.
It's not going to make sense to anyone who has not been through it. It's like she's left on vacation and left someone else in her body that simply has no intrest in me at all.
I guess I am hoping for success stories to keep me going. Somewhere in there is a woman that I really enjoy being with.