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Depression, unsuccessful relations, lonely. Taking medication. How to get relief?

I have been suffering with depression since I was a teenager,I m now 60yrs old retired,have 3 beautiful grandchildren ,but my life is dull,I ve been divorce for 15 years now ,I been in a few relationships,but I have a hard time with this,because people will tell time be careful she s a depress person I have no faith in myself, I just want to be around people who are happy,and I don t like to live by myselfetc..I know i have to change my thinking ,I live in a small town and people just look at you its lonely and scary,I know my sisters try to help in many ways,I just feel I would be better off died,I out of every ones life,and it goes on and on.I m on meds been off and on them,but now I m on them for some time now for my family ,but I don t see any difference,so what do I do?
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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You are your own best analyst.Sometimes it is ok to stay alone and to yourself.That really doesnt mean that you are depressed.
Try to regain your confidence by reminding yourself that you are not a depressed lonely and scary person.
Try to jot down things that you think makes you happy. Be it a hobby like reading, surfing, chatting or even spending more time with your grandchildren.Get more involved in it.Try taking sometime for yourself everyday and doing one of these activities.It will make you feel a lot more better.

Another way to feel comfortable and remain happy is to socialize with people who are like you.
If you feel staying in the same town will make you feel more depressed,try taking a break and travel a little far which will help you in meeting new and more interesting people.
Once you feel fresh and lively, you will be able to spend more happy time with your family and contribute more effectively as a family member.

Stay Healthy!
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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