This game should familiarize its players with what it’s like to be in a relationship with a person struggling with depression. It helps players understand how to deal in certain situations, making them better equipped to cope with difficult situations that might arise. Additionally, the players should be able to understand what to expect from the relationship and how to protect their own mental health. It’s important to understand how people put in this position of being in a relationship with a person struggling with depression could achieve the balance of caring for both parties’ mental health and emotional wellbeing equally.
Do not play this game if you are in a bad place mentally.
Do not look for specific answers for specific problems you’re dealing with through this game.
This game merely serves as a broad explanation of what it might be like to be in a relationship with a person struggling with depression. The game is based on primary and secondary experience, and thus it includes facts about the subject matter.
This game does not intend to make any claims regarding whether or not to be a part of this type of relationship. It’s objective is not to portray such relationships to be good or bad, but merely to help you form a realistic expectation and raise awareness to the struggle, emotionally and mentally, endured by the relatively mentally healthier partner. While explaining how ideally the non-depressed partner should support the depressed partner effectively.
I’d appreciate it if you’d provide me with feedback on how the game made you feel afterwards to determine whether the desired reaction was achieved or not. If not, I’d ask you what gave you this feeling as opposed to the one on my mind in order to adjust the game accordingly.