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    I have quite severe depression.
    I've isolated myself (I shouldn't have, but that's how I cope when things are really bad), as dealing with people, even general conversations, can be incredibly draining.

    The only problem is, I worry about how other people feel, but I feel I can't cope/help with them, does anyone ever get that?

    My partner has been feeling down recently. It's been longer than a day/2 (he usually is fine after an hour) but it's been quite long. He says all he needs is a hug, and to chat, but I feel really selfish because I know that's what he needs, but I feel to depressed to do something that simple.

    Any advice? I feel really bad that I'm treating him like this

    It's a difficult situation. I'm sure if he knows you he will understand and hopefully he will eventually start feeling better on his own. I'm sure you're probably trying all the time, but if you can give him a little hug I'm sure that would give him some comfort. Just do what ever small act of kindness you can muster up strength for and as long as he knows you do care I'm sure you will find a way of coping through this together. It is hard as sometimes one person can bring the other down without meaning to and then it's difficult to have the energy to bring each other back up.

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