You can’t force someone to love you. You can’t force someone to care for you.
That is why it is important to have a solid core of values and healthy self-worth.
You don’t need other people to validate who you are.
Almost 1 week without DSL and phone connection. This is seriously pissing me off.
Experts say that depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain. I believe in this fact as an atheist.
I do not believe in dramatic exposition of a sadness so deep it eats at your very soul.
If you are experiencing deep depression for more than a week now, consult a therapist right away.
The more you ignore depression, the worse it will get.
Spilling your guts to a friend or a family member may relieve your depression for a little while. But balancing the chemicals in your brain is the longterm solution.
For me, there are two kinds of depression:
- Existential depression
- Depression caused by outside stimuli
Number two bothers me a lot than number one. Being a highly sensitive person and an introvert makes me prone to depression when dealing with people.
People drain my energy and goodwill generally. While being alone rejuvenates me.
It is up to you to know your particular depression and triggers.
As for me, I just tend to role play when I deal with people. I give them my best smile and act as if I’m deaf when they accidentally or intentionally say something I don’t like.
After dealing with people, I just retreat and try to forget about anything negative that happened that day.
I just move on to a blank state. Detaching and compartmentalizing.
There is no quick fix to depression. Consult an expert now while you still can.
“When angry, count to 10 before you speak. If very angry, a hundred.”