Posted 1/27/2015 11:40 PM (GMT -7)
To preface, I understand how terrible it must be to be saddled with someone like me in your life. I've been depressed pretty much my whole life. My psychologist has actually commented on how unusual it is for someone to have had the behaviors I did at such a young age. (I was probably diagnosable around 4-5 years old.) Even right now, I feel like I'm in a recovery stage and feel comfortable off of medications, I cry for a few hours a couple nights a week. I'm a pretty big burden to handle, I'm sure.
That said, does anyone else feel like no one accepts their emotions as valid ANY time? My husband has actually told me that it just doesn't bother him when I cry.
I appreciate that he can deal with my moods, but typically, I'm able to identify when it's pretty much just depression and will leave the room to cry alone. I also usually respond to "what's wrong?" with "just depression" at those times.
Sometimes, though, I think I have the right to actually be upset and need support. For example, when a loved one dies or I'm under a lot of pressure at work. Sometimes, it seems like I could literally be on fire and if I complained, someone would say, "Maybe you should go back on your meds." Can a girl not just get a HUG sometimes?!?
Just wondering if others feel this way and how you deal with it...