coping with 2 small kids on own how to kick this depression

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dont really know if help writing on here but feeling like i just dont know how to cope anymore,  the father of my two lovely boys left me 3 months ago told me he stoped loving me i havent been able to understand this

alot has happened in my years lost my mum when i was 19 now nearly 40 always been scared of lossing the ones we love maybe that why lose him pushed away over the years

i am now going though how do i do this on my own how do i look after the boys on my own feeling such a failure that i have failed everyone and everything around me just want to run away and hide to forget everything

took the step today to go to dr got some meds to help me pick up again

i have lived in hope that i would get my life back dont know how to see forward right now

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    I am so so sorry , the pain must be unbearable

    I do hope you get through this awful time

    My heart goes out to you

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    Hi saffymary, you shouldn't think of yourself as a failure, your partner leaving was out of your control as was your mother's passing. You'll be surprised how much strength you find when you're left with no choice. I posted something similar on here the other day, I'm a 36 (soon to be 37) year old single mum to my beautiful 16 month old daughter. I left her dad 2 months after finding out I was pregnant and he's had no input ever since. I'm overcoming some personal demons and sometimes feel like I'm drowning in motherhood, its suffocating. But I carry on. Without support I couldn't do it. I think you did the right thing going to your GP & asking for help, there's no way I could find any strength in the slightest without the help of prescription drugs. I was given some advice on here, take one day at a time, I think that's a good start ☺
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    Hi how can you be a failure when you have your two lovely boys?   I accept you feel like this because this is how depression affects you,  but you can't trust depression thoughts so every time they intrude tell them to go away and leave you alone.  It's good advice to take each day as it comes. 

    You wil be feeling better in timen so hold on to that please and have hope.  Take care.  x

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