5 Dating Someone with Depression Relationship Tips

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Are you dating someone with depression? This may seem challenging, but it certainly doesn’t need to be. Here are five relationship tips that may lend a helping hand.

Depression is common, but it’s also a serious mental illness that doesn’t go away by just flicking a switch. Nobody can just snap out of depression. It just doesn’t work that way. People who have depression also makes it harder for them to start dating or to even try being in a relationship.

While it would be difficult for them, it would also be difficult for others who don’t know much about the condition. The usual dating and relationship tips won’t exactly apply to people with depression. They would need a tremendous amount of patience, preparation, and love.

If you’re dating or in a relationship with someone who has clinical depression, here are a few tips that you can try to assist your loved one or if you yourself have depression here are some tips on how your loved ones may be feeling while they are around you.

If you make the decision to be in a relationship with someone who is suffering from depression, be reminded that they are in dire need of feeling wanted and being enough for you. It could become habitual for you to stay on your phone during the entire day of hanging out with your sweetheart.

You might even force yourself to put the darn thing away. Dating and relationship tips say though that your darling will most definitely appreciate your extra efforts.

Have Dating Patience

If you’re struggling with depression, please remind yourself that all of your feelings are completely valid. You are not a broken human just because you are drowning in numbness or every feeling available. If your loved one is depressed, your feelings are valid as well.

Dating and relationship tips suggest that you should remind yourself that they are not choosing to not be their happy-go-lucky selves. They probably even miss their old self more than you could imagine. It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling of being outside of yourself.

You Can Do This

Some people have on and off battles with their own souls for the rest of their lives. Meaning, there are breaks, and in these relieving breaks you should attempt to find what triggers yourself or your significant other to go back into depression.

Sometimes there’s none, but sometimes it’s possible to find a cause. So, search, discover, and stay away from those triggers at all costs. Dating and relationship tips state that there will always be a small patch of light that can help you get out of that personal darkness inside.

You Don’t Have To

Don’t pressure yourself to always smile, pretend, talk, or laugh. If your loved one truly cares for you, he/she will learn to understand that sometimes faking a smile for their benefit only makes you hurt more. Dating and relationship tips recommend that you should just be yourself.

 

You Can Date Someone with Depression

Talk, be sad, cry, scream, vent, and be brave to show your dark side with someone trustworthy. Sometimes just letting it all out unapologetically will give you a breath of fresh air. Dating and relationship tips say that your loved one might even be more proud of you for letting it all out. And he/she will definitely appreciate your lighter side after it.

Final Tips and Thoughts

Depression has always been a huge problem for everyone, especially for women. But the beauty of having it is that even if it’s something too serious it can be treated. With patience and hard work in following your doctor’s tips, it’s possible for everyone suffering from depression to get better and enjoy life once again.

You can start dating again and even try being in a serious relationship. On the other side of the spectrum, plenty of people suffering from depression feel an urge to leave this earth because of that guilt of being a burden to their loved ones. Let us keep this from being a reality.

Dating and relationship tips recommend that everyone should pay attention now and start caring. Let’s help them realize that they are not a burden. This is a real and serious matter. Let’s treat it as such.

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Affordable Spring Date Ideas

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If you’ve ever been in a relationship, then you probably know how costly it can be. Being in love is definitely not cheap. But that’s okay!—because you can’t put a price on love. However, just because you’d like to spend romantic, quality time together doesn’t mean you need to break the bank in doing so.

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time of year to take advantage of fun, affordable activities. “How?” you ask? Well, let us count the ways…

  1. Berry Picking: The absolute perfect springtime activity. Wear a tank top, soak up the sun, and go pluck some strawberries and blueberries off of their vines! There is something strangely satisfying about filling up your basket with fresh, hand-picked berries. If you live in my town, then check out Underwood Family Farms. The only charge is for the berries that you take home at the end of the day! If you live elsewhere, then do your research to find farms in your area that offer this activity to the community. What to do with the berries? Do a little baking w/ bae! Fresh strawberry pies are a great way to celebrate your hard work, and indulge in a sweet spring dessert (if you don’t mess up baking a pie from scratch—like I did…oops!).
  2. Picnic Somewhere Beautiful: Okay, here’s a good one. Who doesn’t love a fun picnic? Find a pretty place (a park, a hiking spot, the beach, etc.) and bring along a blanket. Pack the picnic essentials: sparkling flavored water or flavored iced tea, sandwiches, fruit, cheese, crackers, trail mix, and of course a dessert! Trust me, your date will be blown away by your thoughtful planning and preparation. Super romantic date.
  3. Hiking: Leave your phones behind and get out in nature! Take in the sunshine, lather with sunscreen, and get your fitness on w/ your boyfriend or girlfriend. This is a great way to spend quality time together, with no distractions. Plus, it’s totally free!
  4. Discount Movie Days/Nights: No matter where you live, if you have a movie theater near you, chances are they offer value days. Even when I lived in Ireland, we had a movie theater that promoted weekly “cheap” days. If you love the movie experience, but are tired of paying $12-$14 per ticket…I don’t blame you. Plan to go on the days that are $6! Literally for half-price, you get the exact same experience. Now you don’t even have to feel bad for buying snacks! I mean really…why would you go any other day???
  5. Community Movies in the ParkLots of communities plan movie nights, where you can bring a blanket and your loved one, and enjoy a nice movie in the park. These are either super cheap, or free! Enjoy an evening outdoors, and a glass of wine as you watch a flick. It’s something different to do, and totally seasonal. Enjoy it while you can!
  6. Carnivals: It’s that time of year. From Spring to Summer, you’re likely to find some carnivals. Go buy some tickets, play some games, ride the ferris wheel, and purchase a dang funnel cake! These nights are exciting, romantic, and reasonably affordable! Stroll around and people-watch, or go pet some piggies and sheep. It’s sure to be a great night.
  7. S’mores and Wine by the Fire: If you’re able to find a fire pit (or be creative), then you are lucky enough to indulge in some hand-made s’mores. Roast some marshmellows over the fire, tell stories or listen to music, gaze up at the stars, and watch the ooey gooey mess commence! Uncork a bottle of wine..and voila! An intimate, and quiet night together. One thing’s for sure…sparks will be flying.
  8. Volunteer: It’s a totally free, and memorable experience. Find ways in your community to help. Doing good things with someone you care about is extremely fulfilling!

 Enjoying time with one another is simpleGet a little creative and remember what is important: that you and your partner enjoy each other’s company, no matter what you’re doing! Sometimes, it’s the thoughtful and inventive activities that mean the most.

xx allie

 

 

Plan With Us- Easter Ideas 

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So the Easter school break is coming up and I thought I would share with you some ideas of things to do in the holidays, We will be doing some of these as well. I have also made up a little printable you could print off and use to plan your activities, I do this because my girls like to know the plans for each week.

 

Easter Fun Ideas

  • Decorate your home with Easter/Spring decorations or handmade arts & crafts.
  • Go on a forest walk
  • Bake some Easter cupcakes or Easter inspired treats
  • Easter Arts & Crafts (ideas below)
  • Messy surprise egg bath (explained below)
  • Egg Hunt
  • Guess the riddle (explained below)
  • Make your own flower arrangements (explained below)
  • Decorate an egg
  • Go to the park and feed the ducks
  • Have an at home Easter parade (explained below)
  • Buy some eggs and donate them
  • On Easter Sunday go to church for the Sunday service

Easter Arts & Craft Ideas

  • Make a Spring/Easter bunting
  • Make Masks
  • Make an Easter bonnet
  • Make an Easter wreath
  • Make bunny finger puppets

(Google has loads of ideas so just search away, this is some we have done in the past)

Messy Bath Egg Surprise

You will need bath slime which you can find here. You will also need to buy plastic eggs and small gifts that you can buy from the poundshop. Put the small gifts inside the eggs and make the slime bath and put the eggs in them, the kids enjoy a messy slime bath while finding lucky egg surprises too. This is great fun.

Guess The Riddle

So this is pretty simple you make up cards with little clues (riddles) on them and hide each card and then each card the clue leads to the next card in a different place, at the end of this there should be a little surprise maybe a sweet treat.

Make Your Own Flower Arrangements

Why not get a few bouquets of flowers, some Spring and Easter tubs, glasses, vases etc and all each make a little flower arrangement of your own to then display in your home.

At Home Easter Parade

Make costumes, Easter bonnets and nice food and play music and have a little Easter parade in your home with some fun games and yummy food together.

 

This is just some ideas that we have done in the past or are doing this year. School holidays can be expensive so most of these are pretty cheap as the supplies can be found at the poundshop and others you may already have in the house.

 

Plan

I made a little printable, you can download it here. My girls like seeing what is on the agenda so I made this up and will fill it out and pop it on the fridge for them to see. I didn’t add dates because we have things in between but if they know what is on the agenda for each week it is easier when plans change etc to move things around.

 

I hope this helps and if anyone has any ideas for me please comment down below as I am always looking for new inspiration.

 

Thanks for reading.

Take care & talk soon.

 

Love, Kimmy xoxo

 

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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow

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In my field, kids have meltdowns frequently. What happens to kids during this stressful time? They lose complete control over their emotions for whatever reason they are faced with. The main thing to understand is kids are learning. They have not mastered the art of social skills. The art of controlling their emotions isn’t fully developed at this time.

Keep in mind, kids will have meltdown until junior high school. For kids with developmental disabilities, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, etc, this can be a life time event. What can you do?

  1. Help the child identify why they are upset?
  2. Work with the child to calm down.
  3. Use calming words.
  4. Stay alert of your surroundings
  5. Maintain a safe but loving space so the kids doesn’t attack you or others.
  6. Keep a safe toy of item for the child, kids have favorite things that always calm them (blanket, toy, ipad).
  7. Call parents or family members who are the cool down person or favorite person for the child.
  8. Remind the child that they are not in trouble and have done nothing wrong.
  9. Keep warm eye contact
  10. Chart, record the event, remember that triggered the meltdown and work on not letting the triggering action happen again.
  11. Draw, color or journal with the child why they were feeling the emotion & what can happen to improve it.

These are all restorative practices to help the child see the issue and find a path back to the cool zone. Remember! Practice makes perfect!

xoxo,

Lioness Stargazer


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