Published July 4, 2015 28 Comments
July 4, 2015 at 5:22 am
San Sdn says
July 4, 2015 at 5:23 am
Heather Bufkin says
July 4, 2015 at 5:30 am
So, so familiar.
Loyal follower says
July 4, 2015 at 5:33 am
Whenever I get one, autosend to spouse and children to remind them of how hurtful my parents were to me in the first 18-19 years of my life
July 4, 2015 at 5:42 am
Once again, this is the character I can relate to the most. I missed her.
July 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm
She is one of my favorites to draw.
July 4, 2015 at 5:54 am
So raw and true to how it feels.
Michael Furie says
July 4, 2015 at 5:56 am
I want to share this on my wall because I’ve got several friends who would also totally “get” this, but I’m afraid some other people will see it as me looking for attention and being self pitying. don’t think I can take any more well-intentioned but completely condescending words of wisdom.
Daniel Walker says
July 4, 2015 at 6:07 am
Is it possible/practical to only share to the right people?
July 4, 2015 at 6:12 am
I suppose I could.
July 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm
“Well intentioned but completely condescending words of wisdom” is the best description I’ve heard of it.
Jennifer Wasserman says
July 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm
If they tell u that they find u to be self-pitying and attention-seeking, get rid of them. They r not good 4 u. <3
Michelle Bhoolai says
July 4, 2015 at 5:58 am
Opus the Poet says
I don’t fear death, neither do I pursue it. It’s just another place I have visited and left behind and may see again.
Sean Hantz says
July 4, 2015 at 6:10 am
My first thought upon waking every morning is, “Dammit, I’m still alive.”
Jasmine Qureshi says
July 4, 2015 at 6:31 am
Hang in there
July 4, 2015 at 10:44 am
Jessica Horn says
July 4, 2015 at 6:34 am
🙁 too true
Cerri Dwenn says
July 4, 2015 at 8:02 am
July 4, 2015 at 10:27 am
I completely get this one. Daily
July 5, 2015 at 6:27 am
Ugh. I hate making long-term plans because of a milder version of this. Like “why bother with pension payments, probably not gonna be around long enough to actually get pension anyway” or anything else that’s months/years away.
July 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm
I used to feel exactly the same way. One day I mentioned to a psychiatrist that I figured I’d be dead within a year, just as an offhand remark, but he was very surprised and alarmed. I had already told him I was depressed, and that I spent hours every day imagining ways to kill myself. Maybe he hadn’t realized I was serious.
Depression can make life feel like solitary confinement in a deep, dank, cold, and utterly dark hole. You just want to escape. It’s important to realize that what you need to escape from isn’t life itself, it’s the depression, and that these are two separate things.
August 17, 2015 at 12:38 am
Agarax, I so appreciate many of your comments.
Earlier this year, I was feeling suicidal, but I realized that it’s not actually death that I want… what I really want is to live life FULLY… the problem, however, is that currently, I’m living life BARELY, which is excruciating, and I’m so tired of fighting yet not gaining any traction toward anything different.
July 5, 2015 at 7:44 am
Feeling like this lately. It gets worse when I think about all the money my parents spend in therapy and other things when I don’t think I’m gonna make it that far. (Sorry if you can’t understand it, English isn’t my first language).
July 7, 2015 at 6:35 am
I can totally relate to that last panel, and in fact the whole strip.
July 8, 2015 at 12:46 am
Goddammitt. Every day. Every day. Especially the “relief?…disappointment?”.
Stephania Donayre says
July 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm
“Should I cancel now in case something should happen between now and then?” [Every weekend].
April 16, 2017 at 5:03 am
Yes. The biggest disappointment each day is waking up.
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