Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

River of Tears

on June 6, 2013

Good morning!

OK, let’s get honest: have you cried in front of others at inappropriate times?  That was not a fun part of depression.  I would be holding it all together for the public, and, next thing you know, I’d be crying.  And they were never little tears.  No, I always seemed to make a spectacle of myself.  I was so embarrassed!

What can I tell you?  Just know that you’re not alone.  When you’re sitting at a table crying in front of friends, think of me in the same situation, heaving with sobs.  All I can say is YOU’LL SURVIVE.  I know all too well how embarrassing it is, but it wasn’t fatal.  And if the ones who witness your tears do perhaps drop your friendship, well, you’re better off knowing that they’re fair-weather friends.  I had one friend who was there for me throughout—saint that she was!!!  The others faded.  THAT IS OKAY.  I’ve got great friends now, who I’m actually more congenial with than the ones before.  I discovered new interests as I progressed through recovery, and my new friends share those interests and beliefs.  All is well.

Don’t let the tears make things worse.  They just are.  Let them out, and then get back on the saddle with your recovery tools.  YOU’LL GET THERE!

See you 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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