Frances, try not to beat yourself up. You were trying to do the right thing by returning the bedding to your mom when she asked for it back. It's a challenge for me to stand up for myself because I always want to make everyone happy, so maybe you have a touch of that too.
Also, try not to worry about
what others say about
you. I know it's hard because it's your family, but I know from past experience that family members are not always the most supportive people in your life. There is a quote from Dr. Seuss I like..."Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
wishdreamhope, I know exactly what you mean about
how comforting this forum is and how wonderful it would be if we were all in a group therapy session together! lol. I think we feel this way because as we go about
our days, it doesn't seem like anyone else in the world is suffering from depression but yourself. Maybe misery loves company, but it's comforting to know that you're not alone and that other people have problems. I do hope we can use this place to support and encourage each other to realize that everyone has darkness in their lives...some maybe a little more than others, or for a little longer, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and happiness can be ours with a good attitude and a little faith that things will start turning around
It's good to be here with all of you.