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How Do You Find Love Again, When You Have Been Depressed For So Long?

How Do You Find Love Again, When You Have Been Depressed For So Long?

Background info: I've been depressed for over 25 years, was married, and had 2kids. I have been alone for over 16 years now, and can't believe that someone would even want to be with me. For all my shortcomings, depression and lack of self esteem. My kids mean the world to me, but they are older now and moving on with their own lives. I'm scared, terrified and afraid to even want to get close to someone male. I don't want just sex, i want a relationship. One that isn't one sided, on my… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I had to check the poster of this bc it sounds just like what I would write! Humans really do have more in common than not. I have been a follower of Jesus for 41 yrs. He has been my strength and… read more

posted 29 days ago

Was Wondering On Anyone's Bad Days Do They Ever Feel Numb Inside?

Was Wondering On Anyone's Bad Days Do They Ever Feel Numb Inside?

Hard to describe this but I mean like does anyone feel numb at times but just carries on with daily life. Like as if you don't want to do anything. You feel nothing but no point explaining to anyone knowing they won't understand as they haven't been through depression and that?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I feel like that numb but low in mood, no motivation, lack of interest no energy to do anything I feel so lifeless and empty inside with little bouts of fleeting sadness that washes over me. Mostly… read more

posted 3 months ago

This Is For The Gratitude Group

This Is For The Gratitude Group

The following empty posts are for the gratitude group I've brought together, if you wish to, you also can join it, and post 3 things, everyday, that you are grateful for, and one thing that you are going to do for yourself that day, like getting a mani or pedi, getting your hair cut, walking, running, anything that would make you happy! Just use the "Write an answer" post below this to get started.

Here's some quotes I like, "What other people think of me is none of my business"
"When your… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes, too bad it's now so far down the Q&A, but for a little while my team members were using it quite often, your idea is a good one.

Hugs,
DeeJR41

posted about 4 years ago

Does Anyone Find It Hard To Focus And Memorize?

Does Anyone Find It Hard To Focus And Memorize?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

All the time. I have difficulty concentrating at work, I feel numb most of the time.

posted about 1 month ago

How Do You Manage To Not Feel Bad About Yourself If You Can't Work Because Of Your Anxiety And Depression?

How Do You Manage To Not Feel Bad About Yourself If You Can't Work Because Of Your Anxiety And Depression?

I really struggle with this and feel guilty and worthless sometimes and my life feels pointless.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member: It's also hard physically that's why I only work part-time.

posted 7 months ago

Has Anyone Had Their Every Effort Criticized, So Much, That You Just Want To Give Up And Not Do Anything? You're Not Good Enough?

Has Anyone Had Their Every Effort Criticized, So Much, That You Just Want To Give Up And Not Do Anything? You're Not Good Enough?

Done with criticism.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Some people use criticism as a way of critiquing. They should try to soften up their motif. There are a lot of great possibilities to critiquing, but some people get the two confused. The receiver and… read more

posted 10 months ago

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Hey, do you ever feel that way
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's been lasting for about 3 years now and is so debilitating. I also feel slow and sluggish often.
Do you… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm sure of it

posted 4 days ago

Anyone There?

Anyone There?

Hello anybody x

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Wow...sorry to hear all that

posted almost 4 years ago

How Do You Cope With Not Feeling Self Confident About Your Self?

How Do You Cope With Not Feeling Self Confident About Your Self?

im stuck in the situation where i feel like im not good enough, and that im not really that beautiful. Any helpful tips to try and make myself seem a little better?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

W hen I was in therapy I learned to write good things about myself and put one a day on the bathroom mirror or the refrigerator just so I would see what was good about me. I am back in therapy at 69… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Who Suffers From Memory Loss?

Who Suffers From Memory Loss?

I find I forget quite significant things that have happened from the day before. My processing skills are really slow, and I find it really difficult to concentrate and not loose my way in conversations. If someone asks me what they have just said, I can't remember. I can't follow TV programmes and films, I can't concentrate on them long enough for them to makes sense.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My memory is abit bad.i can remember a fair amount of the past but not everything.
My short term memory is abit bad

posted about 1 year ago
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