I'm a 41 year old male living in Washington. I've been married for nearly 19 years, have a 13 year old, and been clinicaly depressed and on medicine for over 10 years. I have no friends, I have cut myself off from my family for the most part, and as you will see next, I have nearly destroyed the one good relationship I had.
Right now I am in a divorce/separation situation brought on in part by my depression symptoms, and my wife deciding that it was just too much to deal with it anymore. Strangely, after the stress of this situation, my depression symptoms have disappeared.
(The other part is that my wife was recently diagnosed as bipolar ... with all that entails. What a fun house is was, one person constantly depressed, and the other one cycling back and forth.)
I'm not foolish enough to think this period of normalcy is permanent. For the first time in years I am trying to get help beyond taking a pill. This forum is a great first step. I really appreciate the helpfulness and open hearts of the people who have been posting here. Thank you everyone.