Ask Florie: My boyfriend is really depressed. How do I get him to go to therapy?

florie-color-fbQ: My boyfriend is really depressed. How do I get him to go to therapy? – Lisa from Midvale

A: I’m sorry to hear about your boyfriend’s depression.  I understand it can be difficult for you and you may feel powerless to help. In my opinion, people won’t go to therapy until they are ready.  And if they do go, they are resistant to change if they’re are not there willingly.  My suggestion would be for you to enter into therapy yourself to understand how to navigate the relationship.  Best wishes – Florie