Depression is a real illness- not a weakness or a character flaw- a person can't just "snap out of it" or "get over it" and they are not just feeling sorry for themselves or seeking attention- Medical treatment is often needed. There is no shame in seeking treatment for a mental illness- end the stigma and save lives.
I tried so hard to get better, to get over this, to forget it all and move on and I thought I was getting to the point where I could say that I am feeling a lot better, but right now I couldn't feel any worse... by seeing that you felt that staying with me would have been settling.
This quote makes so much sense to me. When being flooded by emotions or symptoms, it can be overwhelming. They come out of nowhere at times. I am not always aware of the triggers that set me off until much later. Although it's good to know the trigger that knowledge doesn't help at the time of flooding. It does help me to know what to avoid the next time so that I don't turn to isolation. This site gives practical advice of how to cope with the flood before it becomes a rip tide.
People ask, why don't you just get over it? My question is, why can't you acknowledge what happened and how much damage was really done? Oh right, that would get in the way of your new found happiness.