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My perspective on depression

GobleStoppers
GobleStoppers

I had told my daughter that I was having a bad day and was having a pity party. To put all this into perspective I’m 70 years old and my daughter is in her 40’s. I want to share her response.” I remember one thing you used to tell us... no one can make you sad or angry. You LET someone/something get you sad or angry. You’re responsible for your own feelings. That didn’t make sense to me until I was an adult. ” I would have told her different if I had knew more about depression at the time. It doesn’t nessesarly take a person or an event for me to be depressed. the Two most important things in my life was my family and my job. I never went a day without a job. Raised two beautiful daughter that I am very proud of. I wasn’t very lucky on the relationship department. Married twice (first marriage 22 years, second marriage 12 years) had a third relationship that lasted for four years four years. I know I’m not a perfect person but I was a hard worker, didn’t drink, didn’t gamble and never cheated but for some reason was unable to get that one special person that wanted to stay in my life. This is the kind of stuff that goes through my mind when I am depressed. My girls are grown and have kids of their own. They have their own life’s to live. Now at 70 I live alone. Having depression at this time of life really sucks!!

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sounds a bit like loneliness? you are seventy years young, not old! don't let it beat you, get involved with things again, it's never too late.

Hidden
Hidden

You’ve made it this far, and a lifetime of learning. What is something you’ve always wanted to do but never given yourself the chance? Now is time for a new purpose.

I had severe depression and anxiety someone recommended going to acupuncture I had severe depression and anxiety someone recommended going to acupuncture after five sessions both my depression and anxiety were all gone it’s worth a try not sure if it works on everyone but you got to try something five sessions both my depression and anxiety were all gone it’s worth a try not sure if it works on everyone but you got to try something I hope this helps

🙋🏻‍♂️🇬🇧Just saying hi from England x

Thanks, hope things are going well on your side of the pond.

I needed to add that my last relationship ended nine years ago and yes I do feel lonely at times. It’s safe to say that my lonelyness plays a part in my depression. It’s kind of a catch 22 most of the time I enjoy living by myself but there are times that I feel very long. Just going out there and pursuing another relationship isn’t so black and white. After three failed relationships I don’t trust my judgment. I don’t have the energy or the desire to put myself out there to be exposed to that kind of pain again. To the ladies (I love you but your to much trouble).

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