"There are always individual differences," she says."Something may come up in a conversation where it would feel like a natural time or that it would be dishonest not to.If they will support you in your endeavors, "they could be a real keeper," she says.Telling them about the challenges you face or going to couples counseling can also be helpful.If things become more serious, however, you should tell your potential partner.Friedman says a good time might be when you decide to see each other exclusively or when you just feel that you care more deeply about each other.
Time it right You need to take good care of yourself before you can take care of someone else in a relationship.
To do this, be sure to engage in positive self-talk, Friedman says. Be consistent with therapy; surround yourself with a support system of friends and family; and be around upbeat, positive people.
"Don't push yourself to date if the timing doesn't feel right," she says. You might need to lick your own wounds first." Don't tell on the first date You don't owe it to the person to discuss your depression on a first date, Friedman says.
And finally, emphasize again that you care about the person and the relationship.
This message is as important as telling her that you have depression, says Friedman.Let her know you want to be with her, but you may have to keep things low-key.