Not long ago, my Ex attempted to hang himself, and even though we arent together anymore, it really upset me.
He survived it, and when I called up to the hospital to check up on him and offer support, he just flat-out hung up on me without saying a word.
We used to be so close. Super close.
When we were still together, we were going to get married. But something got a hold of him. He stopped acting like himself, and he shut everyone out. I know it’s depression, and I know a lot of it isnt his fault. but still. Over time, things got worse and worse. I’d try to be there for him, and reassure him that he was loved by people, but he wouldnt believe it for some reason. Nothing we ever said was good enough. We all got pushed further and further away. He acted less and less like his old, cheerful, bubbly self. He broke up with me one day, and to this day, I still dont know why. I’ve had to learn to move on and let him go. and that’s been hard. Very hard. It’s like the person I used to know isnt even there anymore. It feels like he died, consumed by this…thing.
If you’re depressed, please dont shut out the people who care about you. It hurts to watch someone you care about suffer, and it hurts even more to not be able to do anything about it. After talking to someone today about it, I realized how heartbroken I still am over it. Please dont shut your loved ones out.