I’m the kind of person who gets attached very quickly, falling head over heels. However this has not been a huge issue in the early stages of any of my four long-term relationships as the feeling has always been mutual. The problem comes when those relationships break down and come to an end: I have never been able to cope.
As referenced in my last post, I’m gradually recovering from depression and a resulting mental breakdown. Through what I’ve experienced and what I’ve read up on to better understand my condition, I have found some actionable tips and advice that I would have given myself if I could go back in time. I hope that anyone else suffering from depression or a mental breakdown can find something that can help you get through.
First and foremost, let me explain a bit about what I’ve been through and where I am in my recovery as I write this post. I’ve suffered with depression in the past and attempted suicide multiple times when I was younger. This was initially through coming to terms with my sexuality, and later following relationship break-ups; something I have never been able to cope with.