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Andrew Strong says
ahh yes my old friend guilt.
So close to home…
Luca Bergamasco says
So close to home…
Oooof! Needs saying but damn – that hits a nerve –
David Fair Jr says
People tell me to stop feeling bad for myself like it’s some simple task. Sorry I can’t hop on the positivity train like the rest of the population.
Nicole Taylor Morse says
Mikael Dahlqvist says
Basicly the relationship between me and my mother.
Rachel Bongini says
Depression feeds off of vicious cycles. It takes a very strong partner & a whole lot of patience to put a break in the cycle.
Angel Parker says
I’m glad depression doesn’t have a hold on me anymore. I isolated myself every and all day, had no friends because I thought all people sucked. It’s such a free feeling, not dragging people down or being a negative nancy, etc.
Sorry you guys haven’t found a good coping mechanism or cognitive therapy. It’s hard but it’s possible to get past.
Angel Parker says
Also until you are free from depression, you don’t realize that you had tunnel vision all along.
Julia Davis says
I’d read the previous comics featuring the girl so I was wondering why she wasn’t responding in this. It seemed like what he was saying explained a lot about his behavior, which would deserve some kind of reaction.
Then I read it again and realized those were thought bubbles and not speech bubbles.
That made me really sad for some reason. I’m not sure why.
Depression doesn’t make you any more communicative, unfortunately.
michael my wife is susan says
Wow I going to have to get my hub y to read this I been dealing with him for r yrs and this last 2 has been very bad we get i. To fights so bad I end up getting hurt plus we both r in r 40s and we have a 2 or old we r raising. This time we got in to a fight he chocked me so hard I got marks. Punched me in tube head couple of times had a lump the mess he ran out of so I just at my end I going to be dead next time I don’t know what to do when he gets that way y dose he think he right all the time and he can’t take blame for something he did I don’t understand. And yes this susan writing this
Well…if I were the girl, I’d tell him something along the lines of “Don’t worry. You’re not dragging me down at all. In fact, I’m glad you’re making an effort to share your feelings. :)”
Rosie M says
he is dragging her down, though. these are recurring characters and his abusive behaviour has been shown to be greatly worsening her own depression.
It’s thought bubbles, not speech bubbles, so she doesn’t know what he’s thinking.
Valentino Fontaine says
but sometimes is truth
i mean your behavior have impact
i will qoute some things and asnwer that ihad found in diferent comics here
”love yourself before loving others”
”one acept the love that one think deserve”
”What “you can’t love another until you love yourself” is trying (and failing) to convey is that if you hate yourself, it makes it very hard to respect anyone who would love a piece of shit like you. And without respect there can be no love. Sooner or later, the depressed person starts wondering what is WRONG with their partner that they stay with such a horrible person as themselves and before long that can turn into suspicion, jealousy, doubt, distancing behaviours, lashing out, and even a cycle of abuse.”
his mental problem is dragging her,and because is a mental problem he cant change his behavior with will,but with therapy and medicine (and even there the chances still against)
being blind or trying to comfort him,wouldnt had changed anything unfortunetly
Oh, man. This is totally me.
Austin Kane says
On one hand, I’m glad I don’t do this personally. On the other hand It makes me very aware that I don’t have anyone around to drag down. great comic
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I hate how much this is like me. Feeling guilty for feeling bad, only making things worse, feeling like everything I do or don’t do is screwing things up.
I remember this feeling like it was yesterday. She eventually left on her own.
That’s just disheartening. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself, making someone suffer like that. I’d just let them leave, hell, I’d tell them to. I won’t let anyone ruin themselves for me.
Patrick Schuster-Wiley says
You know, when I first had depression(and didn’t know it), I felt angry at that guy for dragging her down along with him, and now that I realize that I am doing the same thing to my family, it makes me want to just die.