(Closed) Depression, will it ever get better?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope, I struggle with depression and anxiety too. Right now I’m in a bit of a slump, my Fiance is out of town all week, I haven’t left the house, changed my clothes, showered, or done anything productive for 2 days. Other than getting food or going to the bathroom I’ve either been in bed or on the couch with the tv on and my laptop.

But I do go through phases, kind of like the tide, sometimes things build up and I get anxious and depressed, and then they dissapate and I’m ok for a while. I find staying on top of things really helps. Its when I let the little things pile up that they snowball into an unfaceable situation that I fear and avoid.

I also don’t talk about it to anyone really. When I go out no one would guess I have depression and anxiety. My Fiance knows a little, but being a typical man he wants to ‘fix’ things, and because he can’t fix it, it stresses him out so I don’t tell him. My dad doesn’t really believe in mental illnesses, which makes it hard too.

I think it does get better though, I have a lot of stress in my life right now, so I’m going through a bad patch, but it won’t always be so stressful.

Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mrswaite: When I was younger I just imagined that when I grew up, everything would be ok. Now I’m here and it’s not.

I hear that! Big time. I struggle with sadness a lot lately (not full on depression) and I think a lot of it has to do with feeling let down by the world big time. I think I’m an idealistic person and had hoped/believed that people would act like adults and life would be better because I could control the outcome more. Part of the way I’m learning to figure things out is just realizing I have no control and to just try and let go of my “vision” of what I thought the world was like,

I have been pretty depressed in the past…and it does get better. This is a really horrible time of year if you are prone to depression. I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 5
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You need to talk to your husband and family about this. Didn’t you vow to be with your husband through sickness and in health? What if he was depressed, wouldn’t you want him to feel good about coming to you? Being honest is only fair to him and will probably make you feel better than pretending all the time.

Also, you could speak with your doctor about getting a high dose of medication or switching your medication. You could also try meditation, acupuncture or other alternative remedies.

Post # 8
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m going to bed now, but I thought I’d drop by and say that I just had a long hot shower and brushed my teeth twice and I feel a bit better already. In the morning I’m going to make a to-do list and try to get a few things done. Baby steps.

Be kind to yourself MrsWaite, love yourself for who you are right now, depression and all. Treat yourself the way you’d treat your best friend; with love and kindness and patience. It’s okay to be stressed about stressful things. Where are you moving from/to?

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