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BohoGinger

686d

Does family make your depression worse?

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    • Bonjo

      625d

      my husband does sometimes I'm in counseling and they are helping me with coping skills. I don't want to burden anyone with my story but my family is so divided and its like I have to pick sides. I also found out that my right knee is almost totally shot, and with my age may not be able to do surgery. I am so worthless feeling at this point. 😞

    • Bonjo

      625d

      my husband does sometimes I'm in counseling and they are helping me with coping skills. I don't want to burden anyone with my story but my family is so divided and its like I have to pick sides. I also found out that my right knee is almost totally shot, and with my age may not be able to do surgery. I am so worthless feeling at this point. 😞

    • Cece7

      683d

      Definitely. They don’t understand my mental illness, they’ve definitely been a root cause for a lot of my issues and they will never truly accept me for who I am

    • Dad.of.Many

      683d

      As I stated before, my brother does, but the rest of my family is very supportive. They weren't at first, and thought it was all in my head till I attempted suicide, now they know it's real and are a great support system.

    • Bonjo

      684d

      my mother in law does because she's a narcissist and causes my husband to be depressed by putting him in the middle. I have done nothing wrong to her

    • ParanoidCrow

      684d

      Oh my God yes. They're supportive but ignorant and a bit narcissistic. Everything they do for me, they're actually doing for themself to make them feel better as a parent. Just because I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and adhd, doesn't make that their fault, but every step towards therapy or medication is really just a step towards making themselves feel better about their self-esteem of being a good parent.

    • FreddyFabrix

      684d

      My family is great and I love them dearly. I know that they love me too. But...when they tell me to just smile and push through, they don't understand that that is the only way that I have made it through these 33 Yeats. I am tired of smiling and pushing. I suffer from chronic pain that the doctors do nothing to help me with, just send me somewhere else that sends me somewhere else...I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life and the chronic pain is only adding to the depression and anxiety. They think that I'm just being lazy and anti-social, but really...I just don't have the spoons to deal with anything most of the time. I am consumed by the pain and overwhelmed with trying to find a way to manage it. It sucks.

    • knightmare

      684d

      It’s an understatement if I ever heard one. It’s to the point that I have to keep my distance from them for most of the time.

    • Bunny.girl

      684d

      My family is supportive but sometimes I feel like they treat me like I'm less than because of mistakes I've made and act like I should just get over things when it comes to my mental health. It is difficult at times. I definitely understand where you're coming from 💕💕

    • Dad.of.Many

      684d

      Some family members do. My brother does

    • okiegirl

      684d

      Yes, especially my husband since I've been in this damn wheelchair . And my pain is bad he doesn't believe anything I say and goes to the Dr with me and heard what they say and still tells me it's my fault . He upsets me daily by saying he's leaving if I say something he don't like he says you don't want to push me . Gee that makes me feel so secure and excellent.

    • Nesta

      684d

      Yes my mom makes it worse… she’s negative and emotionally abusive so most of what she says makes me feel worse

      • Lani_Girl

        683d

        @Nesta We all have family members who treats us with such negativity. Mine is my sister!!!!

    • MamaShelby

      684d

      It definitely can hunny. Surround yourself with good people and discard the bad people. Even if its family

    • Wintie

      684d

      It depends tbh. I know with my dad, it's hard to be around him since he is so negative and draining. The same goes to my mom as well. I feel better when I am alone since I can recollect myself and thoughts but that never happens anymore.

    • wandering.soul

      685d

      it definitely can when the family is constantly chaotic and causing you mental stress

      • BohoGinger

        685d

        @wandering.soul that's the problem I have. I feel like they don't like me getting well

        • wandering.soul

          684d

          @BohoGinger honestly it gets pretty annoying

    • Heather17

      685d

      YES!!! I was adopted by my maternal grandparents. I feel out of place.

    • Lucas.exe

      686d

      All of them have treated me bad which made me depressed, so I avoid them. But then they guilt trip me for avoiding them. Then they start blaming eachother.

    • hellafibrobefore

      686d

      Totally. I freed myself by listening to a free YouTube subliminal for healing the inner child. Now they don't flare me up.

    • KT_Wolfe

      686d

      Big time.

    • madisyn._.nicole

      686d

      honestly yes... you arent alone...

    • ConfusedTeddyy

      686d

      Absolutely yes. I’ll hang around family for like a week and then avoid them for two weeks constantly.

    • kelzbellz

      686d

      My dad's side does. Especially around the holidays, they tend to ignore me which makes me wonder why I even bother showing up

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