Yesterday I talked to my mother on skype and she asked me how I'm doing. It's interesting because it was one of the few times where she apparently wanted an honest answer. So I said I'm lucky because I have everything I could wish for at the moment but I'm not that happy. So she asked why. So I said "well, I don't know. I always have to get up so early in the morning."
A lie, I know. But she believed it. The truth would be that I have chronic depression. That I might always feel this way. Or perhaps even better, my ex boyfriend threatened to kill me and I still worry about ever seeing him because we live in the same city.
There was a time when I wanted her to know how I felt but her reactions were quite off-putting. I'm young so I can not know what is real, I can't have any real problems because of my seemingly sheltered existence and my "loving" family. Depression isn't real. It's all in your head. Yk what else is in your head? Your brain through which you perceive every aspect of the reality surrounding you. The only reality anyone ever gets is a subjective one. (Which hopefully to big parts includes objective reality). Your whole fucking reality is in your head, mom. <- that was what I said as a teenager. According to my mom, a very difficult child, very irrational. Funny she put it that way.
My point is that she insulted me for being who I am and then ignored my reactions to that and now she feels I'm unfair to her for not wanting too much intimacy.
She can't take the blame. Did the best she could she says. It may just be not knowing what is healthy for a child or teenager or how to raise kids. Maybe it's just the casual abuse that happens when you're unhappy and stressed. Whatever it is, I feel it is less powerful after I name it. (And then never say it to her because communication is not how this "relationship" is going to work)
Right now it's just me and Max. S (first letter of friends name) works with the local taxi company. She is staying with me temporarily until they get a place or until S gets her own place. Her boyfriend just turned himself into the police yesterday. He is in jail for the weekend for driving a suspended license. S is a very good person. I care about her a lot. We've been friends for awhile....
Hi, I'm in my 40's. I went back to college to be a teacher, and have done well in classes until recently with everything going on.. I suffer with anxiety and major depressive disorder, but with Wellbutrin and Clonidine things have been good for a few years. Things were finally moving forward quite well. The last few months have been challenging. My mom was diagnosed and started...