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Registered: 09-08-2013
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 12:27pm

I have suffered silently for over a year now.  To ashamed to talk to my own husband.  I have made some poor choices n now I am feeling the pain.  I would love to run away.  I am just tired of keeping up.  We have 3 beautiful children n I don't want to disappoint them which I will end up doin. Has anyone been there?

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Registered: 10-10-2007
In reply to: shart5
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 12:33pm

Welcome to our board!!  I am glad you shared.  To answer your question, YES YES YES  I have been there, I am still there!!!  I also have children and don't want them to suffer from my depression, I understand how you feel, you are not alone!!  Please feel free to share more about yourself if you would like.  I hope you will find some support, caring and understanding here on our board.  Again, welcome! Smile

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Registered: 06-25-2008
In reply to: shart5
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 1:19pm

my husband deals with depression. We have healthy grown children and grandchildren, a beautiful home and good jobs. I don't think it really matters what all you "have" when it comes to depression. I think it can strike anyone regardless of circumstances.


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Registered: 01-21-2012
In reply to: shart5
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 3:31pm

Hello friend,

Yes more people have been there than you might think, and depression is nothing to be ashamed of, its just like any other illness.

Support is very important in fighting depression so i highly recomend you tell your husband. I cant tell you how many people and friends i thought wont understand when i tell them i suffer from deppression, but they did, and were very supportive. At the end of the day if they love you it really wont matter to them what you have be it your hubby or childen or friends.

I know the feeling of being a burden and feeling like you somehow failed the people you love cuz of your depression, but remember the only way you fail them is when you give up on beating depression and living the full life you deserve, cuz im sure thats what they would want for you.

best of luck :*