I’m not an expert, I’m not a psychologist, I’m just a survivor who through the years and through my writing have figured some things out about myself. Maybe this will help you.
Depression tells you that you are a bad friend, that you are bad at your job, that you have no hope for a better future.
You wouldn’t know how many people think you are faking being depressed. They just think you’re sad and can get over it at the drop of a dime.
I’d say a good day for me is probably just feeling ‘normal.’ Not overwhelmingly happy, not sad or anything, just kind of more happy than usual, but not as happy as others around me.
Perhaps, if you are like me, you are too prideful to say anything about how you truly feel.
You’re obsessed with being on-time.
Encourage, But Don’t Push
What you don’t know is that my dress size changed and my skin ached and my body was exhausted from trying to be something I thought you wanted.
I may never be comfortable in my own skin, but at least for today, I’ll try.
When you’re sick, isolation becomes comfortable. You make jokes when you watch yourself fail.