I have managed to keep my head above water all this time, but my depression is making the waves higher and higher, I feel alone, and losing my motivation to keep swimming. I just want to be loved, is that too much to ask?
miserableme27 miserableme27
22-25, M
10 Responses Aug 29, 2014

I feel your pain. I do. I know they are just words, but believe, I really do. Try living with the same person for over 30 years and the only time they notice you is if you screw up.

My exact situation. It's hard to figure out. I hope you find the happiness & love you're looking for.

It's not too much to ask for but sometimes you just gotta wait to have what you want.

Even though that's hard to hear it's so true.

ily xx

This is going to sound incredibly cliche but you have to love yourself before you can expect anyone else to love you. It's challenging, especially when depression is a rope around your neck waiting to hang you. It's still possible though. It's only then that you'll be able to meet someone worth while.

You can't have both, if you have a best friend of the other sex keep the friend and don't mess up the friendship with a relationship.

Finding love with someone else won't make the depression go away for good. I know from personal experience. It will hide it for a bit, but even someone who has everything they've ever wanted can still battle the turmoil within. If you are seeking professional help, you should be able to manage it in a healthy way. It's good to have someone to talk to during your darkest hours. In the meantime, just take it hour by hour... And know that you need to love yourself first and foremost... and things will get better. :) Hang in there.

Keep swimming. The current will ease up and you will find a warm beach to get up on. There is sunshine.

It feels as though my beach is full of broken bottles and surrounded by razor wire

Keep your shoes on.

Perspective is a powerful thing, however so are chemical imbalances

Yes. They are.

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I love you

This is something I crave to hear, but how much can it mean when we know nothing of each other?

It might be a tough and painful road but I promise you, it will be so worth it in the end. Stay strong and keep marching on

I hope so, if it weren't for my son I would have ended it all years ago

So let him be the reason why you keep going in live