My Dearest Depression


Dear Depression,

We’ve become rather inseparable over the years. I think that we know each other quite well at this point. You’re my sidekick through every dim and dark moment. You’ve been with me for as long as I can remember.

I want to thank you for everything you do. Thank you for pointing out all of my shortcomings, reminding me of my painful memories, and all the ways you show me the negative, as you try and keep me from making yet another mistake.

It’s because you love me, I know. Truly I do. Thank you for that.  However, I have decided that I need to make a change so I can make a difference in my life. I need to stop dwelling on the negative side of everything.

It’s time that I make known to you, my last request.

My dearest Depression, I would like to break up with you now.

I know this may come as a surprise and a harsh request. I apologize for asking that you and I go our separate ways. We really have been together for a very long time. You must see, that we’ve been together for far too long now. It’s time for me to live my life and enjoy the moments. I want to enjoy the moments without the dim, dark, negative side.

Please, Depression, please tell me that you understand. Can we do this? Can we break up now?

Love,
Minna


 

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