So for all of you considering checking your partner’s phone that haven’t yet pulled the trigger: Don’t do it.
Stop trying to control the situation and start taking responsibility for what you can control: YOU.
You know something’s off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Well this same theme plays out in many different ways in relationships.
Maybe you don’t check her phone, but you look through her emails instead.
Perhaps she’s been spending time with friends more often, or is being secretive and vague when you ask her questions. Your girlfriend goes to the bathroom, your eyes laser beam over to her cell phone, and before you know it, you’re scrolling through her text messages, looking for a reason you feel a knife twisting in your gut every time she says she’s going out with friends.
How can a person recognize that they may be suffering from actual depression so he or she can take steps to deal with it?
The following symptoms come from the psychiatric ‘bible’: the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the book that mental health professionals consult to diagnose mental conditions.
Clinical depression, whether mild or major, is a pervasive, potentially serious illness.
It can have profound health consequences as well as having a great impact on day-to-day living.For all of you that have already checked the cell phone, and that stumbled upon some suspicious text messages or phone calls, I gently say to you wake up. Figure out what’s really going on, and if that twisting feeling won’t go away do not ignore it.