Stepping out of depression is no easy task. Delving into oneself to contemplate finding the energy to deal with an abyssal, yawning day requires true grit. Those casually tossed platitudes, fake smiles and fake interest in the face of someone’s despair? Forget them. It’s best left unsaid. A depressed person is wise to those ways, knowing full well the sway of good and bad days. On a positive day though, having a negative Nancy rain on one’s foray into perceived sunshine, can be quite daunting.
Sometimes, all that is required before a steep spiral descent into misery is a simple but firm “No”. As Jessica Moore puts it, “Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say “no”, but also being willing and able to enforce that “no” when necessary.”
Step away from toxicity. Put the phone down if you have to, the situation can be re-visited later…
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