Sadness is not depression..for sadness goes away..but depression creeps in to stay.
So..what to do ? First step for any solution is..yes :)) Please accept that you do have a problem. Otherwise, how will you move to the remedial measures..makes sense :)) hmmmm
Now..that you accept it. You can go to the doctor..get a pill ..then chill with friends or jog with a group for a boost..write about something..work not to hide your depression ..but to avoid wrong /rather negative thoughts..now does age triggers depression..not really..but sometimes..memory loss..unable to recal thoughtless movements..
is it dementia or depression ?
We, must get medical help..social help ..lots of love..and ? anything that is real to pull you out..not with a jerk for you may fall back..ouch
So..when you are identified with depression..as with anyother physical condition..always be prompt..yep cure it before it gets deteriorated..and you can talk about it..with a profesional and an intelligent partner..but if your partner is not smart..no.don’t change your partner :)) just get professional help..you certainly don’t want your partner to get sad..do you?