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    Hi Angie, it does help tremendously, knowing someone who went through what I did. And you seem to have come out of it 🙂 That gives me hope. My therapist also suggested trying out yoga, and I think I’ll take that suggestion to heart. Thanks for the meditation recommendation as well, I’ll give it a shot! You’re so kind, and I appreciate that.

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    Wow, thank you all so much for the kind words. I’m comforted that I’m not alone in this struggle. I’ll try to address these points in order:

    – Buddhist Wife: Sorry for the lack of clarity, I am indeed doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. So far I’ve only had two sessions, but spread out over a month. I have my next one tomorrow so I’m hoping to discuss all this with my therapist again. At the moment I’m actually trying to take better care of myself, switching to a mostly-veggies diet and getting enough exercise. I’ve always been fairly active when it came to exercise but perhaps I need more. Thank you for your kindness 🙂

    – Peter: I’m… hesitant to try medication. I have a friend who was on medication for ADHD, bipolar 2, depression and anxiety, and sometimes she seemed worse than usual. There were a lot of nasty side effects and her doctors have to keep trying to figuring out a good mix for her, but it seems painful. I don’t want to be dependent on medication for the rest of my life 🙁 As for meditation, I could give it a try. I have in the past, with little success, but I’ll try to approach it again. I’m also grateful that there are places for us to talk openly about these kinds of things. Thanks 🙂

    – Tammy K: I mentioned above that I’m hesitant to try medication. I’m afraid of becoming dependent and reliant on something like that for the rest of my life. I’ll still discuss it further with my therapist, but that’s how I feel about it currently. I’m getting closer and closer to just quitting my job, one of these days I’m just gonna do it, but right now… I’m so afraid. I’m afraid of everything, it seems! Hahaha. It’s nice to hear from the perspective of somebody who’s in a relationship with somebody who is battling depression. Thank you 🙂

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