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While most of those who post on this site seem to be young, I am an "old person" who has been suffering from depression, off and on, since I was 19. Over the years, I have not been depressed every minute of every day -- there have been some really good times. Now, however, I am retired (journalist) and have very few friends -- one very close old friend dumped me about a year ago because she couldn't take my moods. We had been friends for 45 years! Right now, I have one very good friend who is very supportive, brings me groceries when I am too low to leave my apartment -- guess I am really lucky to have him.
Meanwhile, I make plans to do various things that I think will help my mood -- go to exercise classes, or go to the community lunch at a neighbourhood house nearby -- but I just can't seem to get myself out of bed and dressed in time. And I think the longer I stay in bed, the worse I feel. I need some motivation!
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