“Why can’t you just be happy?”

I can’t just be happy, because I have and illness. Yes depression is an illness. So no, I’m not on my period or “just having a bad day”. I am sick. I can’t “just be happy” because it’s hard enough to just try and get through the day without having to plaster a smile on my face. So I am sorry if I’m upsetting you; but I can’t “just be happy”. Could you please “just understand.”

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2 thoughts on ““Why can’t you just be happy?”

  1. I am so sorry you are having a difficult time, I wish you all the best in everything. I understand, I know you might think “oh an anon, thinks they know, sure..” You may be right, I have not personally had depression, but my sibling has faced it throughout this year. She has been in multiple hospitals for dangerous things and depression has been the source of all actions. I want you to know that you and your cats are not alone and people ARE here for you. Find and do what you love, hold on to it and never let it go (whether it be dancing or a family member that cheers you up). Nobody expects you to always be happy, some just may not understand your struggles. We all have rough patches of life and it’s how we face them and move forward that determines our destinies. Never forget that you are loved and cared for..
    ~Love from an old friend~

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