I've been thinking a lot about my family (parents) and how they're really not dealing with my depressed phases well at all. They swing from saying I'm exaggerating to I'm wanting attention to flat out not believing that I feel that bad - they keep saying if I felt as bad as I say, I wouldn't be able to get out of bed.
But what do people expect? That I just roll over and take it? I make so much of an effort for them, to ease their worry about me, and then when I do look for help and support, it backlashes.
I'm nearly 26 and I know I shouldn't care at this stage what my parents think, but I was wondering if anyone else has had to deal with family members's reactions to their condition? Do you feel like you're letting them down when you're sad?