I have been watching my partner slowly fall into the pits of depression. I suggested therapy and potentially meds before it was too late. She started to want more space, didnt want to talk, started becoming disctracted from others (the thrill of being wanted), but just appeared to be numb around me.
Last week after spending time together she just came out and said she couldnt be with me because she isnt stable and left. She said she cant be my support, and she cant deal with me.
I told her that no matter what i wasnt going anywhere, and i know that she was pushing me away due to her depression.
Granted i was quite upset on the weekend about this decision and could at that stage only feel the hurt.
How do i give her the space, but still let her know i am here and i love her? I understand she needs to fix herself, but i want to be able to support her