Letting Go

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It has been a troubling, painful five months for me. My youngest child informed me that my battle with depression is too much for her and she doesn't want contact with me anymore.

My first response was to cry for days, then I became angry, now I feel accepting. She is in counseling, and I want her well and happy, therefore I am letting her go. I love her too much not to. It is difficult, like a death, but her mental health means more to me than anything else. She is my baby. I'm going to miss her so much!
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    I am sorry hear that. Depression has been in my family for generations. In my early childhood, my mother was in and out of psychiatric hospitals. Although, as an adult I understand and do not blame my mother for anything that she said or done to me when I was kid, her depression affected me greatly. Sometimes I had to stay away but I've never stopped loving my mother.

    I can not imagine how painful this must be for you. I am sure your daughter loves you and no matter what you will always be her mother.

    3057 days ago
    I am so sorry that your daughter made this decision about your relationship! I have mental health issues myself. I have schizo-affective disorder. Which means that I have schizophrenia and drastic mood swings. Luckily for me my family has stuck by my side. I have had the same Doctor for over twenty years.I have found that taking my medications as perscribed and working out and eating healthy has helped me stay out of the hospital for over seven years now!

    My hope for you is that somehow you find your own way to deal with your depression and that your daughter sees the change and you two can mend your relationship.

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