Our expert says:
I'm sure many do, and even more sure that most have, at some time or another. There can be a variety of vicious cycle, in that losing "friends" can become depressing, and being depressed can lose friends. It'd probably be best to focus firstly on dealing with the depression --- see a good local shrink for assessment and a discussion of treatment options, and clear the depression. medication may help, CBT style counselling curely would help a good deal. If he's not really into this relationship, maybe it's not worth pursuing at this time. You don't HAVE to be in a relationship, es[ecially when you're unwell. . Look to relationships once the depression / discouragement has lifted
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