Last Saturday my boyfriend was invited to a family function at my uncles house. My dad is an alcoholic which he was well aware of. But my dad got drunk and fell down infront of him. He is also a vegetarian and my family eats meat and he says he didn't fit in with my family and for those reasons he wants to break up. Then he changed his mind and says he needs a few days of space away from me because I come with my family and he needs some time to think about the relationship. I am feeling so… read more
I've suffered generalised and social anxiety for so long aswell as depression. I get many symptoms from anxiety the worse being a lightheadedness/dizziness. Does anybody else get this and if so how do you manage it?
How do you do it? I just don't care about myself. I know how to care for myself. I'm asking how to care ABOUT myself.
Everything I do is for someone else or because I'm "supposed" to do it but nothing that has to do with my own wants and needs seems important enough to me to prioritize.
I know logically that I'm supposed to care about myself. Care what I eat or how healthy I am but I just...don't.
How do I change this?
Seems to me having major depression has become quite fashionable. It's as if every other person who has ever felt sulky or sad purports to be suffering from depression. We know that the condition is waaaaayyyyy over diagnosed in some parts of the world, especially in the US. And even without a formal diagnosis, a hell of a lot of people claim to be struggling with it. Most have absolutely no fucking idea what it's really like.
I don't mean to suggest that others don't have problems, but I feel… read more
I've had depression for 16 years and it never feels like it completely goes away. Am I going to have it for life? Is that possible? I really want to recover and be done with it but I'm stuck with it. Will I be cursed with this my whole life?
How do you guys cope? When I'm struggling and could really use support... Sadly I sometimes find people in my family dont have the ability to be supportive and instead are judgemental. I go from feeling sad to angry to sad again about it. I feel helpless. I cant change people. I think about distancing myself and finding others who are supportive. But it doesn't take away the sadness I feel about those who choose to "kick me when im down" so to speak. So tell me your stories and coping… read more
Depression, disthymia, double depression, BPD, Is it possible to have all these?
I already asked a question like this before but I wasn't so clear. I want to get out of a friendship but I don't want to make matters worse. She is all about drama and I don't know how to step away without getting in the crossfire like I have before with other friends. And it's bad because I'm friends with her and someone else as a group.
Depression sometimes breed habits that aren't good you. They can be small things like too much time spent online and procrastination. Then there are more serious ones like binge eating, alcohol addiction, drug addition and self mutilation.
We do these things because they make us feel better, although it is destructive. The problem is that these habits are sometimes the only thing that makes us feel better, be it for a short while. It is very common for people with depression to turn to alcohol… read more