Remember that Henry Ford said if he would have asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses.
You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
Even though sitting alone with depression is lonely, it’s also temporary (as I have learned time and time again).
We continued our relationship for a while, but somewhere along the way, something about my experience of being in love with her changed.
Being able to talk to people who are fighting the same demons as I am is incredibly comforting. My friends and family try to be understanding, but they’ll never truly get it, and a small part of me is always worried they’re judging me, just a little bit.
She buys me a new scale for every apartment I’ve had, the old one having mysteriously disappeared. Even today, we email each other our weights on a daily basis.
Strikingly, but not surprisingly, it affected people’s longer-lasting moods such as overall happiness and depression.
So much of our therapeutic culture enacts the very sickness from which we supposedly seek remedy.
2. They will diagnose you repeatedly. The problem is always with you, because they have ‘already sorted out their own past’.
God forbid anyone unfollow you on Twitter or Instagram, because you won’t sleep until you figure out who it was and why.