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How Do You Get Your Family To Understand What Is Happening?

How Do You Get Your Family To Understand What Is Happening?

I deal with depression and many other things to add to that. Some days it is almost impossible for me to even want to leave my room or bed. Then there is the fact that I do have a seizure disorder which does not help with wanting to sleep all day or the depression. Well my family always tells me that what happened to me is not that bad and that I need to move on from the past since my grandmother had something similar happen to her and she suppressed it… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Find another place to live. The dynamics of the household are beyond your say and other people don't change. It's a fact of life that things happen this way.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

you just need to pluck up the energy and keep moving. Its hard to do but you can do it!!!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

when that was happening to me in my mom's house she also said ur lying and ur perfect like me witch isn't true of cousre because I knew then I had a problem so I had to move out even with the anxiety about it .it'll be better for u in the long run because I having hadn't a anxiety attack in a while because I left while I could of cousre it is scary to think of it but it feels way better to not have someone on ur ass or in your face saying bullshit about u or to u

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

No hope for my family

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

That does sound like a really tough situation. I would ask your doctor for more help controlling your seizures, and see if the doctor could explain to both you and your caregivers what is and is not safe for you to do around the house. You may even want to ask your family members to read your post, because I think you expressed yourself very well and clearly here, and I know sometimes it's harder to do verbally or face to face. I'm married with my own child with autism, but I struggle with depression and chronic pain. I find I need to pace myself and often fall behind on the housework too. Depression is a very real struggle and being called lazy doesn't help. Do you think if you had a bit of space to take care of set responsibilities at the time of your choice you would be more able to get it done? I completely understand how having the work you did manage to do criticized and/or redone would be really demotivating. If possible, try to have a calm conversation about what is expected of you, and make a set list of things that need to get done daily or weekly. I find it much easier to work off a list than someone nagging you, because then you don't have an additional emotional burden taxing your already low energy.

posted over 3 years ago
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