Depressed...any tips?

Kristen - posted on 03/04/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am 23 with two children. I also had another child who was stillborn. I go to school, work and of course the daily stuff with the kids. I am in a relationship with their dad who I have been with for 7 years. Why do I feel like I am going nowhere? It's hard to wake up every morning. I feel so depressed, I am constantly crying or having outbursts of anger...I haven't gone to a counselor because I'm scared they might think my kids are in harms way. I love my kids dearly, but I need to find a way to cope with this so I can get better for them. How I am feeling isn't fair to my family. Everything bothers me and I go from 0 to 100 instantly...no matter how hard I try to stop it, it won't go away. I don't know what to do to just make these feelings stop. I have said mean things to my fiance like "why did I choose this life" or "I just want to run away" ...I know it hurts him and I don't really mean it. But in the moment, I think I do it to make someone else hurt like I am. I have been skipping classes because I have no energy and avoiding friends and family because I just don't care to see anyone. I am losing wait I guess from stress...I was 115 pounds, now about 95. Any suggestions on what to do here? I need help to overcome this everyday battle and struggle because I just can't take it anymore. I'm worried what my kids think of me...it's just not fair to anyone.

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Kristen - posted on 03/04/2015

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Thanks...you're right. I really should figure out how I can make it better instead of focusing all my energy on how terrible I feel. It's just so hard to get there.

Sasha - posted on 03/04/2015

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I understand life is hard! And some people get handed harder things to over come. I have! i know that.. Ask your self who am i?where do i want to be in 5 years? what do i need to do to get there? If happyness is the problem ask your self what do i want to be happy? Make a plan and work every day toward that plan. Dont give up. Dont stop. Dont turn around. Keep moving forward torward what you want. You desirve it! Your kids desirve it! To see you happy makes them happy. At your age i had 3 children working two jobs and went to school for nursing. My son was born when i was 18yrs old in boston mass in rushed to icu bc of his gastroscisis Many things i have overcome. But the most inportant thing is staying strong for your children who is still to young to do so. They need you. Your family loves you. If you need someone to talk to that ok lady you have alot on your plate. Wish you all the best keep your head up and be strong for your babys, they need you.

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