anyone else in the same boat? I’m 36, in the prime of my life, married, 2 kids, nice house, everyone would think we have the perfect life.. I suffer depression. I’m on meds but I keep seeing the negatives in everything. I know there are people worst off and that makes me feel even worst for feeling the way I do.
I have marriage problems, terribly behaved kids, financial problems, I’m not taking care of myself, the list goes on. no point to this story, the 2 glasses of wine probably didn’t help.
Just feeling this should be the best time of my life but feel its so hard!! I want to be 21 again!

Posted by mom111362, 10th June 2016

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  • At times i am sure we all feel the same way so glad you reached out to your GP or counsellor for extra help.. I am also thinking of returning to work a few shifts a week just to get out of the house and have some me time.. Good luck i hope it works out for you..


  • Meds may not be enough for you. Some people find cognitive based therapy (reprogramming the way you think) very helpful.


  • thanks guys, yeah seen a counsellor before, upped my meds, I wasn’t sure if a lot of people feel like this.

    • Hope it all works out for you – best wishes. :)


  • Things can get overwhelming at times and it’s good that you are seeing your doctor with regards to taking medication, but it sounds as though you need a bit more support helping you to turn your self and life around and help with stratagies to how to achieve this. Your doctor can refer you to a counsellor or psychologist who is trained to help you sort through your issues and get you to a happier place. It’s not easy and it may take time but should be worth it to get you on the right track. Good luck.


  • First point for anyone that is feeling depressed is a GP, then they can refer onto a counsellor or psychologist. Getting help is very important for anyone with depression. Thanks for being brave and sharing your feelings and thoughts.


  • If you aren’t talking to a counsellor or psychologist, I think that may be a good start as it sounds like you need to share this with someone who may be able to give you some tailored assistance. I’m sorry things are tough for you at the moment.


  • I know the feeling, my list is often in my mind also. Tried axit (meds) for years. Two children that if I had a dollar for every time I heard mum I’d be rich, except I’m single. Local pay it forward sites were good to me and still are my local pay it forward site are I fact awesome. And believe it or not I joined a community group and a mental health group, ( where I seemed normal) check if there’s any local groups. Ride the wave nothing stays the same forever.


  • Well, we surely can’t go back in life. And even if we could, nobody can assure us that our life would be any better. I’m sorry for how you are feeling. But try to believe in yourself, in what you can do to change things. Because you are clearly not happy with something in your life. Write these things down, give them an order of priority and try to tackle them one by one. Maybe you could go and talk to a counsellor. It could be of great help, combined with the medications your are taking. Ever thought about that?


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