DepressedChef

221d

Lately I have been feeling like I am no good at anything nor am I enough for anyone. My poor boyfriend is doing all he can to reassure me that it's going to be okay and that I am more than good enough but it's not helping me. I feel like I'm not doing well enough at work, at home, and in my relationship.

Does it truly ever end?

Depression

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  • SunInAugust

    220d

    I'm not sure if it ends. But I know our feelings are valid and that we are allowed to feel insecure and ask for reassurance and struggle with the stress. We won't know if it gets better if we don't keep trying and stick around. Supposedly hard work can pay off

    • DepressedChef

      220d

      I guess my problem is even though I want (and do recieve) reassurance it doesn't help. So it's like... what am I even doing?

      • pizza2

        220d

        reassurance is important and great to receive, but it won't do anything if you don't take time to figure out how to start accepting it as true. It won't come all at once, but at some point, after working on accepting yourself, it will feel true.

      • allie.a

        217d

        Finding the right therapist can be hard, but know that you deserve someone who will reassure you in the way you need :)

      • ThePhoenix

        217d

        I know it's hard to feel bad about yourself I think that you should try to reach out and talk about this with a friend who is really positive. I also think that you should consider seeing a therapist.

  • Hannah_6

    220d

    Have you ever tried Zoloft or a mood stabilizer? It's what got me back into a normal mood with minor ups and downs. Every so often I get peaks. Welcome to talk to me more in depth about it. I know what it's like even though I have a 5 year old and I'm married. Drop me a message if you want.

  • DepressedChef

    217d

    I've taken Lexapro in the past. I'm no longer on it though. I currently suffer from pharmacophobia, the fear of taking medication. I'm looking for ways outside of medication but if push comes to shove I may need to look into something like zoloft..

  • allie.a

    217d

    Hi! I’m here to say that, while it might not “end,” it can get a lot lot better! I struggled a lot with depression until about a year and a half ago. I was doing a ton of therapy, IOP, and trying all sorts of meds and nothing seemed to help. I felt like a huge failure and disappointment and that I was causing everyone in my life pain. Eventually I realized I wasn’t actually trying to get better, because I didn’t believe I was capable. The day I chose to believe I WAS capable -and deserving- of feeling better was the day my life changed!! This is only my experience. Whatever you’re going through, it’s valid. Where you are right now is completely ok, but it isn’t where you’ll always be 💘

  • depressedunicorn

    217d

    I feel this like I'm just stuck in a rut

  • MrsB3922

    217d

    I'm so sorry you're feeling that way. I have those days, but that's part of being torn down repeatedly for years by a narcissistic spouse. However, I'm learning that I AM good enough and I DO matter. I have various pep talks with myself daily. Try it, maybe it'll give you a slight boost. Wishing you the BEST AND MORE! B

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