Added: Gideon Jaeger - Date: 11.09.2021 17:51 - Views: 12732 - Clicks: 2312
Loving yourself can be extremely difficult when you have depression. You get the unshakable feeling that nothing you do will ever be good enough. So when you start to fall in love with someone that loves you in return, it kind of throws you for a loop. I have had to learn to accept that I can be loved and deserve to be loved.
Now I am getting used to his voice telling me that I am loved. Letting someone else love you requires you to learn to love yourself and getting over Falling in love while depressed fears. Why would he? Hearing that on a daily basis from myself makes the whole thing that much harder. It can hit me out of nowhere. I can feel on top of the world one minute and hit rock bottom the next minute.
He loves me enough to listen to me and deal with all my mood swings. He loves me just as much at my worst and my best. The fact that I am able to type that and believe it shows progress. Everyone is deserving and capable of love. Struggling with depression does not make you less than anyone else.
It is an illness, just like any other illness. Realizing that is the first step to learning to love yourself and letting others love you. Being in love, despite having depression, makes me feel like I can do anything sometimes. The kindness and compassion he shows me is enough to help me get through each day. In my cold bubble of depression, his love for me is the jacket that warms me up and makes me more comfortable and able to face the cold.
My illness does not Falling in love while depressed who I am or what I am capable of. It does not limit what I deserve in life. I can be happy despite having depression. I can love and deserve to be loved in return. Everyone does. This article is in no way me saying that love can fix everything. It will not cure your depression. But it has definitely helped me learn to cope with and overcome mine. We want to hear your story.
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