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Why am I depressed if my life is fine?
Do you feel like you have everything that you want in your life but still you feel like you are carrying a hundred pound weight on your back, that you have no interest in anything and that all you want to do is sleep? I am not a doctor but I can tell you that I used to feel that way all the time. I lived with this overwhelming sense of hopelessness and dread. I tried to be a good parent but keeping my energy up was close to impossible. I tried to be a great wife but my irritability prevented that from happening. I had a great job but my performance suffered.
I am a year-old woman with an ostensibly good life. I am conventionally attractive, well educated, from a racial background that does not get excessively discriminated against in my country, and from enough money that I have never known true deprivation. I have a well-paying job with benefits in a glamorous, creative industry that I worked my ass off to get after suddenly pivoting away from a more stable and lucrative career path in my mids. I live with my boyfriend, a wickedly smart and enormously kind man who shares the same twisted sense of humor as mine and thinks the world of me. I have done so, so much work to understand myself better and break unhealthy mind-sets and habits.
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.
Sometimes, feelings of depression can seem a complete mystery. Regardless of a person's external circumstances, it's their internal ones that are important when it comes to depression. It is not simply enough to have pleasant experiences in life, you must be able to extract the appropriate emotional satisfaction for them to have the required effect! If every time you achieve something, you think 'Oh well, anyone could do that', or 'I was just lucky', you are missing an opportunity. Although this may seem like a small thing, on an ongoing basis, and in conjunction with other depressive thinking styles, it can lead to a lack of meaning and self confidence. Life circumstances can change abruptly and drastically, and it is at these times that our ability to adapt is most tested.
Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community. I apologise now to all the people on here that have really good reasons to be going through depression but if you looked into my life I haven't got anything to be sad about Looking back I think I've always been a 'dreamer' looking for something else all of the time My beautiful supportive wife says she is content with her life and is thankful that we have two stunning, healthy and well rounded children and we live in an amazing place close to the ocean with a large house and pool.. Why can't I see this? I have been to the GP who through no fault of their own seems like a production line of pill givers, trying to get as many patients through as quickly as possible
Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community. For 54 years I never knew why I was sad all the time, crying a lot etc. Then I was diagnosed with dysthymia and my psych also identified a childhood trauma as being responsible for this. I also have bipolar type 2 and depression. From what I understand, depression doesn't necessarily have to have a clear "trigger". I think it would be a good idea not to get too caught up on not having a reason to be depressed if you can't find one. I certainly notice a difference in my depression levels when I'm spending more time doing the things I enjoy.