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How to live with a depressed person

It feels like this is catching. What can I do to ease my partner into trying something to help. I know they are capable of the activity of reframing their thoughts but when and how to approach leave me shaking. Family history of bi-polar. I see anxiety, depression and occasional self medicating. SSRI do not help. I see the patterns even before they do. We are now into a lot of doom and gloom and I have no choice, overwhelm etc. It does cycle with PMS being the time I wish I could go into hiding, not from meaness but from the personal self talk that is mean to her.

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