Good Days…Not So Much

When you suffer from depression you don’t have good days and bad days.  Instead, you have bad days, not so bad days, and okay days.  And it doesn’t take much for an okay day to turn into a bad day.  On the other hand, it is almost impossible to turn a bad day into an okay day.

So if you know someone who suffers from depression and you ask them what’s wrong, don’t expect an answer that makes sense, if you get an answer at all.  Today, for me, was an okay day that turned into a not very good day.  There was nothing that happened to trigger it, but at this point I won’t go back.  My wife asked me what was wrong, but I couldn’t answer her because there was no real answer.  That happens pretty frequently, and my wife has a hard time understanding that it doesn’t have any reflection on her.  That’s just how it is.

If you suffer from depression yourself, show this to someone you love.  Maybe this will help to explain a little about why you get this way sometimes.  And maybe they will understand that you are not alone, and that you can’t just “get over it.”


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