As a girl, I grew up reading stories of women being rescued, looked after, and generally depending on finding a mate to feel complete or whole. I was living in New York City, single, landed my own dream job and was supporting myself. I built my own support network of friends and co-workers who became like family and just went for it at work.
It's up to the individual as to whether they want to seek therapy or medication but around that, there are little things that you can definitely do to help someone with depression. From my experience, and from the help of my wonderful partner, here are some things you could do to help a depressed lover.
Our relationship is a good one. It's not like the ending of a Disney movie, it's better. I don't need to be swept off my feet because I can appreciate who I am. Any time I feel like I'm not getting the love or attention I want, I know it's down to me. I take time out to remember what I'm good at and to appreciate who I am.
Most people (46 per cent) expect their cut flowers to last less than a week, which is no surprise considering common mistakes include not changing the water in the vase, dumping the flowers in a vase without cutting the stems, and not using the flower food provided - all easy fixes to ensure your flowers stay looking fresh for longer.