It breaks my heart that I cannot make you feel better…that I cannot take away the pain, hurt, and anger.
The roller-coaster of emotions has embedded our hearts, for I have adopted your pain.
When I speak, I feel like my words are wrong… sometimes it feels like my support does not help, instead it hurts.
You want to stay in; I want to go out.
You want to be alone; I want to be around friends and family.
You don’t want to talk about it; I want to give advice and help.
I am constantly questioning my actions, to not upset you. It can be exhausting, but I do it because I love you.
I want you to see your worth, and know that you mean the world to me.
I have been by your side and on your team from the beginning, and I don’t want that to change, but before we break one-another down, we need a change, or we will never be able to build each other back up.
Your words hurt sometimes, and even though I know you do not mean it, I can’t help but to feel like a target and take it personally.
Not knowing what to say or what to do is an understatement, because sometimes, I have completely given up on trying… but, I always come back because I know you can get through this….
Forgive me for giving up in those moments….
If you or a loved one are struggling with depression and want some information on how to support them and yourself, please read the article, Helping Someone with Depression: What You Can Do to Support a Friend or Loved One’s Recovery. I hope this article helps you find your self-worth, value, and gain perspective on the importance of self-care and self-love when dealing with depression.