- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My mom, whom I love dearly, suffers from depression and every now and again she gets really bad. She had one of these setbacks about a month before we got engaged and even though she has been better lately, she really does not seem all that interested in my wedding. I try to involve her wherever and whenever I can, but she has not shown any interest. She lives about 7 hours away, but I send her pictures of all the fun stuff like my shoes, my dress, but I never tell her how overwhelmed I feel at times, how I struggle sometimes or just when I feel down- I really make sure she hears only the positive to encourage her recovery. She is very negative about life sometimes and I just do not want to put more logs on that fire. But it makes me so very sad that I feel I cannot share my thoughts and feelings with my mom, we use to be so close, but her depression has built a wall between us. I do not blame her and I really try to understand, but sometimes I just wish I could have my mother back, for my wedding, but also, for my life. I just feel like I and SHE is missing out. Does anyone you love suffer from depression and how do you deal with it?