Do You Ever Get Depressed?
Last week was awful. For the third year in a row, I sunk into a deep depression in winter. Yes, I do think this is partly due to S.A.D., otherwise known as Seasonal Affected Disorder. It is February after all. I’ve been sitting in the house, attached to my computer (and I’ll be real, the TV set), for a couple of months. But, I can’t blame this depression on only S.A.D. I have let a family member walk all over me for far too long. My yearly February depression was the catalyst for me to realize I’d had ENOUGH of it.
I was taught to be passive as a child growing up with domestic violence. This was reinforced in my first marriage to an emotional abuser. Even though I’ve made huge strides healing from my abuse, this passivity still follows me around. I let this family member treat me badly for over a year, and I had decided just to accept it. Finally last week I decided, Heck NO! In my next blog, I’ll let you know what I did about it.
My question to you is, do you ever get depressed? If so, do you know what causes it?