Depression and hope are opposing forces that can be balanced with a commitment to never give up and never give in, filling the heart with sorrow and joy. The sorrow comes when relationships are difficult, and joy comes when relationships are enduring. However, living with the personality of depression encourages the acceptance of ‘blame’ for relationship problems, which can lead to self-loathing and broken friendships. Still, healing choices must be made and both sorrow and joy are the result. Deciding to leave a toxic relationship or stay in it takes courage, and whatever the decision, self-worth must remain intact. For those of us who live with depression, finding self-love is a daily pursuit. Never give up and never give in, no matter what the voices say.
You’re unapproachable, don’t you know
Your transparent anger keeps others away
Offended by everything, you turn and go
Unwilling to fight for a friend and stay.
You think you must be liked for who you are
High in the universe, you refuse to beg
Believing you have already gone too far
Standing alone, there’s much you’ve said.
You speak the truth, with all its pain
Death and decay created by life and growth
Completely alone, you drown in the rain
Consumed by the evil you so deeply loathe.
Perfection is your desire for everyone else
For yourself you want respect for your faults
You live life wanting it fueled by generous wealth
And poverty rules with your daily serving of loss.
Depression has become your loyal best friend
Always there for as long as you can remember
Everyone smiles even when your friendships end
Because deep emotions are too much of a bother.
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