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    Why do I still feel like I'm sinking?

    Hey all, so this is hard isn't it? I've typed out a hundred posts recently but deleted them all because they but sound stupid!
    I've lived with depression for 20+ years and I still don't understand it one bit.
    Why can't I deal with problems the same way as others? Why do I hide who I am? Why, even though I'm taking medication do I find some days such a struggle?
    I'm a mum, a wife, I work full time, own a home, and have some lovely friends and I am really grateful for it all but I want to feel it like a normal person, not go into meltdown because I'm ashamed I can't keep things tidy, or freak out at the thought of people coming into my home, and go into total free fall when I've missed a bill payment and am terrified at th he though of actually having to deal with it. Why can't I deal with it??

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    SuperWoman Stella180's Avatar
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    If you find the answer feel free to share it with me. I could’ve written most of that myself and totally get how you feel. I am accused of being too hard on myself but if I don’t push myself things will only get worse so how do you find the right balance? Sorry I don’t have an answer for you but wanted to let you know you’re not alone.
    In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome to DWD. I also don't have those magic answers either - I don't think anyone does. But I do know that you can get through this...
    There's only us, There's only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss,
    No other road, No other way, No day but today. (Rent. Jonathan Larson)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    Hi and welcome to DWD. I also don't have those magic answers either - I don't think anyone does. But I do know that you can get through this...
    ♥ agreed
    "Always Smile, Even When It hurts"

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    Thanks guys, I know there is no simple answer, I guess if there were there'd be no need for supports forums like this. Today is a good day, I'm up, dressed, dog walked and kids happy, I'm proud of myself for that so I'm chalking today up as a win. Hope it's a good one for you too x

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Go you! You're doing great! Remember to pace yourself though so you don't have to deal with burnout tomorrow..
    There's only us, There's only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss,
    No other road, No other way, No day but today. (Rent. Jonathan Larson)

    Look! I'm walking a marathon in May for the British Heart Foundation!
    Sponsor me if you fancy! No pressure, cheerleaders needed too!

    https://mymarathon18.everydayhero.com/uk/s-shaw

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    Hi Lizzy and welcome. Ido suspect that, if you could read minds, there’d be more people who are asking those same questions than you think. I also suspect you’re very good at putting your game face on. You’ll find a lot of members here who completely understand you
    Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

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