I deal with depression, and I wouldn’t be an artist if I didn’t, but sometimes it’s harder to get through than others. Usually when I think too hard about my student loans, I have to choose to ignore them at times or it consumes me. I have an idea on how to handle that part of my life, but I won’t go into those mundane details, but it involves me being in debt until I am about 55. Anyway, some people legitimately go through depression because of some chemical imbalance involved with their lifestyle. A lack of nutrients or some shift in hormones, what have you, and those people need medicine to help balance it out. I am not going to say a person’s depression isn’t legitimate, but some people just need to learn how to deal with depression. For instance, I am fairly sure that my depression stems from have a depressing life rather than the imbalance I mentioned. I have to just go through it, and I thank my wife for letting me do it this way and just being a supportive, loving, caring human being through it all. Instead of saying “Life sucks, get over it!” or “Everyone goes through it, just buck up and move on!” she shows patience and concern.
You can’t ask for more when you have such a supportive person in your life, but you need to show that you are worth sticking around afterwards. There are a ton of ways to accomplish this and each person is different. It’s not the easiest thing, having to deal with a person going through depression, so you need to help that person understand how much you appreciate them. This is not a coincidence that I am writing this the day after Valentine’s Day, this is sort of my way of saying to the world, just how much I love my wife. And I look forward to sharing our experiences with our future child/ren together. I love you, I love you, I love you!
So what we think of as fate is just two neuroses knowing that they are a perfect match.