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Re: is this depression

Posted by ruth on July 9, 1999, at 7:25:24

In reply to Re: is this depression, posted by JohnL again on July 9, 1999, at 3:51:37


Just wanted you to know that I can totally relate
to your feelings. They sound a lot how my depression
will usually manifest itself. I will tend to
obsess about things that just increase my misery.
I have a wonderful boyfriend too, and if I'm gripped
by depression, I"ll wonder why he's with me, imagine
so many other women who would be so much "better" for
him, how "lucky" I am to have him--and this dosen't
feel like the nice kind of lucky, more like the bad sort
(like a grateful little wretch, and I can't see
that he too is lucky to have ME). I get frustrated
because I can't feel happy about anything when there's
obviously so much to be happy about all around me.

So...just mainly wanted you to know I can relate,
and that it sounds a lot like depression to my ears.
But I don't know you, or your situation, so who
knows, maybe your fears and feelings have some
validity. I think seeing a therapist is a great
idea--it's certainly helped me a lot. Also, with
regards to medication--it's done me a world of good.
I feel like I have so much more perspective, and
I don't spiral down into those negative thoughts
all the time anymore. Beating down the demons all
the time can be so draining, and damaging to the
self esteem.

I hope you figure out the right thing to do for
yourself, and can find a good therapist to help
you with these sorts of decisions--I'll be thinking
about you :-)





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