Anonymous asked: Ever since my early teens, I've struggled with depression. Now, I'm in my twenties and will be graduating from college in September. In the past couple of months, I have had friendships ripped away from me, my four year relationship turn incredibly rocky, and I'm feeling so so so alone. Because I've been so down, I've been relying a lot on my boyfriend, and now he's almost resentful of that. Every day, I've been trying so hard to be happy, and it's just not working.
You definitely should be SO proud of yourself for graduating in September. Realize how much strength and determination it is taking for you to do that. You are amazing and you need no one else’s approval to prove that you are worthy of the greatest happiness life has to offer. If you lost friendships, they obviously weren’t true friends to begin with. Focus on the real friends that are still around. If your boyfriend doesn’t understand, or doesn’t WANT to TRY to understand, perhaps he isn’t the right one. Give him time and try to educate him on depression and how it affects you. In the meantime, are you seeing a therapist or a doctor at all? The one thing that truly saved my life is focusing on treatment via medication management and therapy. Just know that you have the strength in you to get through any situation life has to offer. Never give up, and keep fighting the good fight. You are not alone by any means. Many of us are here, many of us understand, and we all want you to be well. Even though you’re anonymous, you are loved and cared about by the people who are reading your story. Stay strong, beautiful. ♥♥♥