Depression recovery letter

Dear depression,

I know that we’ve been friends for a long time. I know that we’ve traveled a long way since we first met. Things have changed for me. I’m on a med that is meant to help me battle you. I’m doing therapy meant to battle you and my BPD. I will fight you and win. You’re not claiming another life this year. You’re not going to make my loved ones wonder what they did wrong when I die. I’m done sitting idly by while you control my life. That is not happening anymore. I can’t live with you anymore, and I’m evicting you from my life immediately.

I know this is hard for you to hear but you needed to hear it from me and not anyone else. You’re my problem, and I have to deal with you. I can’t have you ruining my life by just popping in and out of my life whenever you want. I need to live my life for me and not you. I can’t live in your shadow any longer. I know this is going to be hard for you. I know that things are going to be hard for you to understand that we need to see other people. I have a fiance that loves me for me. He understands that we used to be a package deal. Now you need to leave.

I can’t live with you anymore. We can’t keep doing this dance. We can’t keep going around and around this bush. I know I’m beating a dead horse now. Goodbye forever.



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11 thoughts on “Depression recovery letter

  1. This is so raw and moving, I can completely relate to your relationship with depression. You are absolutely incredible and inspirational and I wish there were more people who understood.


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