What is the Saviour Complex? A Saviour Complex is when someone suggests that being with their partner saved them, fixed their problems, and got rid of (or cured) their depression.

And, as most of you will know, that is complete bullshit.

Why is it bullshit? Well, let’s have a look, shall we?

  • People cannot cure depression – the mental disorder that is depression is incurable. People cannot cure your depression just by being in a relationship with you, all they can do is help you cope.
  • Being in a relationship doesn’t get rid of depression.
  • Your partner didn’t save you, you saved yourself.

Unless your partner has literally saved you from suicide, they haven’t saved you – you saved yourself.

I hope you all have a lovely day, Happy Tuesday.