By working together, you and your loved one can leave room for both of your needs to be met. However, one of the pitfalls common to teamwork with a depressed person is the tendency of depressed people to turn away help. This does not mean they do not want their needs met. Rather, you must learn to give them what they need in a way in which they can accept it.
- pg. 146, When Someone You Love Is Depressed – Laura Rosen & Xavier Amador, ISBN 978-0-684-83407-8