Yeah, that really sucks.
I’d rather not even know the thing is supposed to happen. Sometimes the disappointment is too much to bear.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too. No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.” —
One of the best descriptions I have seen.
this is - all too familiar to me - because someone i love has been clinically depressed most of her life - and it is exactly like this - even worse if that person has had psychotic episodes.
I am speechless. This IS depression. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it defined so perfectly, or so eloquently. Thank you loobeeinthesky
with no one to kiss at midnight on New Years…….
Third year for me …
I’m not handling it well