“What’s your favorite TV show?”
This isn’t an excuse for my impulsive and disorganized behavior; it’s an explanation. I now know what I was dealing with and can focus on management rather than allowing the symptoms to render me useless.
They keep going back to the things that hurt them and the people who don’t want them. Even if it’s subconscious, they try to prove that they are worthy — even for just a second, even if only on the surface.
If your hair is messy, you’re probably trying to say: I look really cute in this picture and by poking fun at my hair and I get away with posting this selfie without being “that girl”.
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.