For the more than 300,000 million people living with depression, day-to-day life can feel like a personal hell. During their ongoing fight for inner peace, many of their significant others suffer in silence because they simply don’t know how to handle being with someone who is depressed. It’s certainly understandable; relationships are complex enough, but being involved with someone who suffers from a mental illness demands an extra dose of compassion, caution, and awareness.