June 3, 2020

Abi Carpenter- The Partner's Perspective: "I felt totally helpless...It was heartbreaking to know you didn't want to wake up in the morning"

Abi Carpenter- The Partner's Perspective: "I felt totally helpless...It was heartbreaking to know you didn't want to wake up in the morning"

In this episode of The Rut, I sit down with Abi Carpenter, my girlfriend and partner, to discuss the partner's perspective; her side of the story about what it was like living and breathing my depression and anxiety. 

This is a side of the story which is very often overlooked, the sense of burden, guilt, anguish, helplessness and pain a loved one feels when trying to support someone with mental health issues. 

Abi talks incredibly honestly about the impact it's had on her life, our relationship and taught her about herself. She discusses what it was like to support someone who was in a rut, how she dealt with that, and more. 

As always, please leave all judgement at the door. 
If you're affected by this episode please reach out to The Samaritans on 116 123.

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