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by Lil Welby
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Progress Report
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Progress Report

Hey Everyone, Hope the day is all treating you well and you're continuing to fight the good fight. I've been having a lot of trouble taking action lately, but I felt like I could manage a general post, so here we are. It's been a mission of mine to try and get out with my daughter and socialize. Ove...
by Lil Welby
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello out there
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Hello out there

Hey MtnDreams, I find myself re-reading your paragraph repeatedly. "I wish I could focus on myself because I truly believe all of my stresses would be gone. I am a very simple person and am extremely low-maintenance. If I was alone in the world I would live in a very small house or apartment wi...
by Lil Welby
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello out there
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Hello out there

Hello MtnDreams, Spleefy has provided so much valuable information, it makes it difficult to add to it. I always find myself trying to simplify things, and pulled this from his post. "Nevertheless, in my experience, I learnt that to overcome depression, you don’t actually “treat depression” —ra...
by Lil Welby
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Howdy

Hey Joshuat47, Time is an intriguing concept, it's one that I often struggle with in my attempt to uncover what is causing my depression. I find myself asking, "What IS time?", we typically define it as the past, present, and future. Well, what is that? The past only exists because we have...
by Lil Welby
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: enthusiasm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: enthusiasm?

Hey housecat, Like Spleefy mentioned, it is in fact different for everyone. I'll share a short personal story though. I find one of the things that gives me more of a general feeling of enthusiasm is reading books. When my depression came, my enthusiasm tanked, and I've been dealing with it for 8 ve...
by Lil Welby
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Hard Situations
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Hard Situations

Hey BrokenPen, You don't come across as ungrateful to me, you are struggling with genuine problems and are only seeking to address them. People say that depression is a perception issue, and I find truth in this. I feel like my depression definitely effects how I view my reality. Beyond that though,...
by Lil Welby
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Relationships and Depression
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Relationships and Depression

Hello Strangerdanger, and welcome. First off I just wanted to recognize all of your accomplishments, as someone struggling with depression for the last 8 years, I know how difficult it is to take action and make those changes in your life. My wife doesn't struggle with mental illness, but that in an...
by Lil Welby
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Broken promises, in a sense
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Broken promises, in a sense

Thank you as always Spleefy, I look forward to your responses, they are always concise and full of wisdom.
by Lil Welby
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Broken promises, in a sense
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Broken promises, in a sense

How quickly the things we set out to do can be undone, or is it being "undone" just a matter of perspective? My promise I made to myself to participate on the forum daily has been broken, but why did I make that promise to myself in the first place? I did it to hold myself accountable to t...
by Lil Welby
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Living with a partner who doesn't understand mental illness
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Living with a partner who doesn't understand mental illness

Hey AlexisLex, I know what you are going through. I've been with my wife for 16 years, and I was diagnosed with clinical depression about 8 years ago. The fact is that there is simply no way for someone who hasn't struggled with mental illness to fully grasp what it feels like. They may think they k...
by Lil Welby
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Promises you make to yourself
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Promises you make to yourself

Thanks for the reply Spleefy. Glad you like my little quote. I find myself aiming for simplicity, trying to take something complex and undefinable and giving it some sort of shape. I write a lot of my own, and I always save quotes I enjoy. I did want to clarify my stance on quality vs quantity, beca...
by Lil Welby
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Promises you make to yourself
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Promises you make to yourself

I've got nothing in me today, but I promised myself that I would make the effort to get on these forums daily, and I intend to keep that promise. If we can't keep our promises to ourselves, what else do we have? I feel like most things in life should be viewed as quality over quantity, but that does...
by Lil Welby
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Just A Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Just A Hello

Hello Brockennstrong, The world is a crazy place, with a seemingly unlimited amount of tasks to complete and very little precious time to do so. It's no wonder why people are able to become so wrapped up in the daily grind that they ignore others around them, even people that we care about deeply ar...
by Lil Welby
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Needing a place to vent
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Needing a place to vent

Hi Aaron, It's nice to meet you. I admire your ability to help others while also struggling with issues yourself. I'm looking forward to any "venting" that needs to be done. I hope that myself and others on the forum can have a positive impact in your life, as you seem to have a positive i...
by Lil Welby
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: What IS Helpful? What Does Helpful Mean To You?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: What IS Helpful? What Does Helpful Mean To You?

Thank you for the response, your post really resonated with me. You appear to have a wealth of knowledge and experience with "the struggle" and I wanted to thank you for investing your time to not only help me, but to help others who seek it. This right here: "Even on here, many peopl...

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