Published October 17, 2015 27 Comments
ktbenbrook (@baronger) says
October 17, 2015 at 5:50 am
“260” #webcomic #feedly http://t.co/EfDCfy0Zdx
Riko Ersted says
October 17, 2015 at 6:00 am
Depressed people need people who are willing to sit there and just BE there and not EXPECT any kind of interaction, but be willing for it if it happens.
Madeleine Klein says
October 17, 2015 at 6:54 am
I miss people who do that. It’s been a while.
December 6, 2015 at 6:57 am
I never know how to ask for that. “Hey, I’m glad you invited me to the party but could we maybe just sit around my messy apartment on Saturday night instead?… No, I know I’m an extrovert–Yes, I love parties and I know I haven’t seen that whole group of friends in awhile—I really, really WANT to go, but, I mean, would you mind skipping it to come watch me wash some dishes? Maybe we can order a pizza?”
Amy Kathryn says
October 17, 2015 at 6:47 am
This is me at the moment
Crystal M Rollins says
October 17, 2015 at 7:19 am
spoons?… Is that her making excuses, like, “Oh, I don’t have spoons, I have dirty dishes, might as well not have people order (I have definitely over-worried during my depression to my detriment)
Or is it a typo? Or an in-joke I haven’t noticed in previous comics? >_>;;
Or am I being anxious and over-thinking it?
October 17, 2015 at 8:04 am
Taken from Wikipedia:
“Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement used to track how much energy a person has throughout a given day. Each activity “costs” a certain number of spoons, which will only slowly be replaced as the person “recharges” through rest or other activities that do not require (or even refill) spoons. A person who runs out of spoons loses the ability to do anything other than rest. One of the tenets of the spoon theory is that people with disabilities or chronic illness must plan their daily activities to conserve their “spoons,” while healthy, able-bodied, and/or neurotypical people have a “never-ending supply of spoons” and thus have never needed to worry about running out.”
I have a roommate who has explained this to me before.
October 17, 2015 at 7:56 am
October 17, 2015 at 9:20 am
Jose Be says
October 17, 2015 at 10:36 am
Those are the worst…. you gotta practically crowbar yourself out of the house just to be able to get out of that loop
Tyler Alan Lyman says
October 17, 2015 at 11:25 am
She doesn’t have spoons? Someone buy this lady some spoons!
depression comix says
October 17, 2015 at 11:39 am
Not those spoons. http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
October 17, 2015 at 11:41 am
I know what it means. Was trying to put a positive beat on things. May have made someone at least smirk.
October 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm
Maybe we should call her Lobelia, and give her an umbrella. 🙂
October 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm
I know you were joking, but it’s so frustrating when I try to explain Spoon Theory to friends or co-workers, and they say “Well, just go down to Starbucks for a coffee, and you’ll have more spoons!” No. Just…no…
Tonya Woolard says
October 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm
So. Much. This.
Jenny Islander says
October 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Sometimes online life helps. I find personal interactions exhausting and–mentally ensoring? prickly? stressful?–for other reasons besides depression. Hanging out at well-moderated forums and blogs makes up a large part of my social life. I can walk away and come back later without seeming rude. I can just shut down without having to explain why. Also I can write a response in a text file and look it over before sending.
Esmerelda Bohème says
October 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Yikes. Vicious cycle.
P. (@trementyna) says
October 20, 2015 at 2:53 am
So true :/
October 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm
I have felt the most profoundly alone in the midst of a group of people I knew. They seemed like puppets blindly acting out a play in which I had no role.
It’s less painful and confusing to be alone when no one else is there.
Sophiopath Hughes (@flamegurl2113) says
October 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm
260 https://t.co/oKbXfpuTDY via @depressioncomix
October 30, 2015 at 6:54 am
This has been me for basically the past two years. I’m finally starting to enjoy the aloneness, but now being around people is more tedious and exhausting than ever. FUN LIFE YAY
yblehS (@speesbag) says
November 3, 2015 at 3:26 am
Isolation breeds depression breeds isolation https://t.co/4tgXkeDZzQ via @depressioncomix
Fabian Melendez says
November 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm
Lindsey Myers says
July 30, 2016 at 8:57 am
I think you, Tony and I should get together and color together one of these days. Im usually up late =P
January 6, 2018 at 3:54 pm
These help me understand what my S.O. goes through. Thank you
June 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm
The worst kind of vicious circle
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