I was going to post this on MN but didn't want to depress all the young mums!
Had lots of time to reflect during Lockdown. One thing I'm realising is how very difficult my life has been. Almost everything has been SO tough and challenging - family, health issues, finances, work, men - you name it.
Ultimately, I have the sense that everything in my life is a failure, despite my best hopes and efforts over a 40 year period.
I'm also feeling completely "done" with people and would cross the road to avoid them if I could (which is sad to feel that way).
So, at the moment I seem to be living with a sense of dread, some lengthy bouts of sadness and emotional pain which are often quite physically uncomfortable.
Never felt like this before. Not sure what to do. Is it depression? Not really had depression before. Should I take pills? Tough it out? Wait and see what happens, see if there is any 'natural healing' that might happen if I just rest? I've done an online test re. depression, its a bit inconclusive I think.
Anyone experienced or come through something like this?
Thanks for listening.
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