Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

Relationships and Depression

on June 3, 2013

Good morning!

How are relationships going for you?  Remember, depression skews the way you look at life.  This is NOT THE TIME to start a serious relationship.  Your mind is not working at its best right now. You’re probably feeling needy and want someone to scoop you up and take away all the pain. I know I did.  However, the individual who desires to begin a relationship with someone in the throes of depression or anxiety is likely to relish the savior role.  As you get stronger, you no longer want a rescuer in charge.  You will enjoy making decisions and exploring the new you.  This change in roles can often spell the end of the relationship.  As I’m sure you know, it’s much easier to get into a relationship than out of one! 

When you’ve recovered, you will be more likely to choose another healthy, whole person. You’ll be ready for it then. 

The reality is that you’ve got to go through the pain in order to get better.  Don’t interrupt the process before you’ve healed. That just postpones the necessary work and actually lengthens the process.

YOU’RE GETTING STRONGER.  YOU CAN DO THIS.  And, oh, how good your recovered life is going to feel!

I’ll be back tomorrow.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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