Our expert says:
Antidepressants can be really useful in a straight Depression, but often are not so useful in grief and bereavement, when counselling can be far more useful. So I'm pleased to hear of your intensive counselling. As you are feeling bad, quite naturally, as you get closer to the anniversary, why not call your counsellor and have some more top-up sessions ? That's entirely reasonable. And I'd suggest specificallty Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy / CBT methods to gain control over the recurrent unhelpful thoughts and replays.
He was responsible for his own life,and I'm sure you were really important to him and very helpful. But you couldn't MAKE him want to live, especially if his depression wasn't treated effectively. Try to think more of ways to remember all the good and happy things about the relationship and his life. You know he would not have wanted to you get miserable and depressed as well - work towards making a positive life for yourself, in part as a living memorial to him.
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