I need help dating


31-Jan-2018 07:32

About 18 million Americans suffer from depression and another 20 million worldwide use dating websites each month, according to Online Dating Magazine.

If your potential partner asks questions or offers advice, recognize the good intent behind the words—even if they aren't that helpful.But dating can be a challenge when you suffer from depression.“Sometimes if you don’t feel like smiling but are in a situation where you’re expected to be happy, that can make you feel even worse,” says Helen Friedman, Ph D, a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. That said, meeting a new person can also be a source of joy.If they will support you in your endeavors, “they could be a real keeper,” she says.

Telling them about the challenges you face or going to couples counseling can also be helpful.Some women, on the other hand, expect men to take the initiative to plan dates or activities.This can be hard to do when you are depressed and you have little energy.In addition to surrounding yourself with the support of friends and family, Sheela Raja, Ph D, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says it’s important to let potential partners know how they can help you.