A family member is pissed because I've been in bed almost all day (from noon til 6pm) but depression hurts. I just feel "the creeping"of it before it strikes and then 💥 boom 💥 hell's gonna break loose.
I’m so sorry to hear you’re dealing with this shaming attitude from your family member on too of your depression symptoms. This society’s Grind Culture has trained us all to think that the only worthy people are the ones that “work hard,” but the definition if what counts as “work” is narrowed down to only “what makes money” or “what produces something.”
Managing depression symptoms is VERY HARD WORK, it’s just not seen because it’s mostly internal. Are you able to ignore your family member, and just focus on yourself? Whatever they choose to think is a reflection on them, not on you.
You’re working very hard, and you have every right to rest as much as you need. 💖
It's kind of hard to ignore them when you are living with them and this is their house.
I feel so alone since this is my husband's family and we have been married for almost 11 years and I still feel like an outsider at times, specially during my deep dark days.
Firstly - do they understand that you experience depression? If not, maybe it's something worth talking abt.
Second, is it possible for you to have an accountability partner for getting out of bed and being active? Maybe a friend or someone to call each day (maybe a time before 6:00pm but not too earlier) while you go on a walk or make a meal.
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