Depression is More than Sadness

Depression is much more than the feeling of sadness. Feeling nothing is like insulation against the cold, stabbing pain of guilt, anxiety, self-loathing, hopelessness, and isolation. Sadness is a painful feeling, but combining it with all the other feelings is overwhelming.

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Ruled by Fear

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Distance

I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.  Distance is safe but also painful. Not just for me but for all those who love me. I still need the distance. As painful as it is it’s nothing compared to the pain I feel without it.