Lately, my long-term boyfriend has been fairly depressed. I've never dealt with this in a relationship before, and it's starting to get to me.
He seems to absolutely HATE his life and everything in it right now. He's insanely stressed about money, whether or not he wants to continue doing the job he studied for (he's working directly in his field, and is now questioning whether or not it was all worth it).
I am a very sensitive and loving person, and when he gets down like this, I usually absorb his negativity and take his problems on as my own. It's eating away at me.
He is pessimistic, unaffectionate, lacks interest in sex, doesn't express his appreciation for me whatsoever, and tends to mope around and complain a lot.
I love this man dearly, and want to try and understand him and what he might be going through. Depression and other types of anxiety run in his family, so this isn't surprising. Has anyone else had to face this type of challenge in a relationship? I just want to know that there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks for reading.