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  1. Hi Jabe13, and welcome. I can give you some insight from my perspective, which doesn't necessarily mean it will be the "right" thing for you. Maybe it will help you through the process of trying to figure out what you should do. Firstly, remember that no matter how much you care for your husband and want to help him, you shouldn't do it at the cost of your own happiness and well being. I'm not saying that you should give up when things are rough, but in the long run you need to come first. It would be unfair to both of you to just ignore his problem. You didn't mention if or how much you have talked about his depression but I think it's important to start communicating about it slowly and see how he responds. Let him know that you see he is hurting, you care and that you are there for him. Remind him of these things without pressuring him. Ask him if he will talk to you about what he is going through. Let him know how it affects you and makes you feel. Hopefully he will open up and will be willing to figure out what he needs to do to get better. I'm sorry if this seems to jump around, one of the effects my depression has on me is that I have ideas of what I want to say but it's all jumbled up in my head and I have a difficult time writing it down. Best of luck to you and your husband.
  2. For me, the thought of something like this is always worse than actually doing it. Maybe you can use this trip as a little vacation from your everyday life. I'm guessing you will have at least some free time for yourself, how about researching the city and trying to find some things to see or do that interest you. Then instead of stressing over it you may actually find yourself looking forward to it. Just my thoughts.
  3. @MaepleSyrup Your post reminds me of one of my favorite Dr. Suess quotes: "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." I miss that feeling so much.
  4. I still tend to give the benefit to people with 'limited trust", but don't get too invested so I am prepared for any letdowns. If I somewhat expect it then it's easier to brush off. When my depression first hit hard I am the one that bailed on everyone and everything so it's people's trust in me that is the real question.
  5. Welcome Destiny, I'm glad you found this place. I have been able to talk about things here that I would never talk to anyone in my everyday life. I feel safe that nobody will judge or look down upon me. Sometimes it helps just to have someone listen who understands. I hope you will find the same here.
  6. Hi Nathassia and welcome. You did the hardest part by making an account and introducing yourself. Don't be shy about talking about whatever you wish, I have found that there are people here who have been through a lot of the same things and can understand. And don't feel bad if it takes a while for people to respond, it can be a little quiet here a lot of the time, but we are here and listening. I hope you find some comfort here.
  7. Thank you for your replies. I'm really not looking for any answers. I don't talk about my depression with anyone in real life, I don't want to talk about it with anyone in real life. Sometimes I do need to let it out though and I know this is a safe place where people understand. So thank you.
  8. So I am working away from home for a couple weeks. Couldn't ask for a better place to go, literally right on a Pacific Northwest beach. Working 10-15 hour days but I don't mind what I am doing, plus get plenty of breaks with free food in the employee break room. Big crowds of people, which I don't like, but it's not really bothering me much. Sharing a beach house with a group of people who I get along with just fine. I should be happy. Every normal person would be enjoying themselves and making this a memorable experience. And while I am working I am just fine, not happy but not bad, so that's a win for me. But now that my shift is over I sit in my room alone. Feeling terrible. If I can't find enjoyment in this then what is there. What's funny is when this is over and I am home and back to my regular job and routine I am really going to miss it here.
  9. I'm sorry you have to go through this too. I always feel like I'm an outsider, looking at all the people with normal lives.
  10. Hi @Alibi7691, and welcome. I'm glad you found DF. Sometimes it can be comforting to hear from others who may be going through a similar situation and know how you are feeling. I hope you find that here.
  11. I'm sure you are right that having such a different schedule than everyone else messes with me in some ways and is a factor in my depression. I've just always gravitated to the night shifts for some reason. Seems kind of fitting being different in that way too.
  12. “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” - The Little Prince
  13. “Before I do anything I ask myself, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ and if the answer is yes, I do NOT do that thing.” - Dwight Schrute
  14. I think that's a great plan and am happy you have such great support in this.
  15. This is completely normal for me. Any progress you make is still progress. Take the time you need and give yourself credit for the things you are able to accomplish instead of being hard on yourself with the things that are taking more time to get back to. Having setbacks along the way is normal too, just keep moving in the right direction. I know it's cliche, but one step at a time.
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