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Re: Anyone else resent depressed parent? (serious rant

Posted by LRS on June 25, 2002, at 17:46:18

In reply to Anyone else resent depressed parent? (serious rant, posted by InsomniaMom on June 15, 2002, at 23:00:07

I can relate in some ways, though both my parents were pretty cold and reserved about their respective depressions. Instead of being relied on for support or sympathy, I was completely unaware of what they were dealing with. My father comitted suicide when I was 10, and my mother when I was 18. I went through too many years of thinking that this was the way things were supposed to feel. This was normal. People aren't supposed to talk about these things. I wish both of them had been aware enough to seek help, or even admit they had a problem. But then again they were raised by their parents...
Parents are strange entities. It still is hard for me to think of them as human beings, capable of all sorts of human failings. I have to keep reminding myself that they felt just as weak as I sometimes feel.
The best you can do sometimes is just hang in there and communicate honestly with both your mom as well as your own children....& getting things off your chest on a message board is a pretty safe catharsis too.
Take care of yourself,




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