I think I'm really depressed , will therapy help?
July 11, 2014 7:49 PM Subscribe
When dealing with depression, what has worked for you . . medications, etc? I don't want to rely too heavily on friends for this, because I have in the past, and they tend to want to avoid you if you tend to talk about it too much.
posted by jeepwrnglrwmn to Human Relations (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 38 year old female who has never married, am still single, and feel I am deficient in too many aspects of my life. . friends, career, education. I am in the process of deciding how to go about pursuing a bachelor's degree while working full time. I don't make friends easily, and the friends I do have. .they are busy with either family or their significant others. Thankfully, I still have a job, but let's face it, I need to pursue a degree if I have hopes of getting to be where I want financially. I gave up on dating several years ago, after a string of short term relationships . .and not wanting to deal with the headaches. (And the fact that I would get emails from men 20 years older (ugh!),even though my age preference was clearly posted. Quite often, I feel pretty hopeless, and it's starting to affect work (I've missed days from work because I was too depressed/ashamed of myself to drag myself out out of bed) and my physical well being. (I've gained weight because I was depressed to remain active, as I did before. Sometimes, I do contemplate just ending things, because I think that they really can't get any better. But then I think about my parents, and my younger brother (even though we're not that close), and that stops me, as I wouldn't want them to have to deal with that. I have attended meetup groups/events to try and make friends, or to simply get out of the house, but it's usually just resulted in me going to the event, and coming home. I hate feeling lonely/depressed/ashamed of myself, but am not sure how to deal with the feelings.