Lonely Looking For Friends

Well I have been fighting this for over a year now.  I was pretty depressed about a year ago, because I thought my job was done.  I have put 20 years of my life into this job.  I only have a High school deploma, with vocational training.  When I started this job 20 years ago I just knew I would be here until I retired.  Now I do not know what I will do if I loose this job.  I just built a house 6 years ago and do not see any jobs in the area that would support me and my family.  The more I think about it the more depressed I get and that makes it hard to keep friends and make friends. 


I have a lovely wife, and 17 yo girl, and I beleave this is taking a toll on there lives.  I do not want them to be unhappy but I find it hard to see anything good in life.  People do not want to be around depressed people and I know that.  But it is hard when you know your life would chang so drastically if I lost my job.

FriendBill FriendBill
2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

You seriously need to be on antidepressant medications. Like having a broken leg and expecting your family to carry you around instead of getting a cast. Man up and go see a doctor.

I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but I know what it feels like to feel helpless. If I was going to get through you're situation I would hold onto the people I love the most and put them above everything else, even if it means giving up your house to keep food on the table. Although you put more years into your job than the amount of years I've been alive, I believe you're going to get through this.