Are you okay?

by Tracey Metzger

Depression, Are you okay?, loved one with depression

Unless someone has experienced it, it is difficult to understand. 

It’s different than having the blues or being sad.

It’s not their fault that they don’t get it.

I remember telling my husband once, “I just need you to tell me that everything is going to be ok.” 

In frustration he replied, “Everything IS ok.”

He was right.  Externally, there was no good reason for the despondency I was feeling. It was internal.

It wasn’t real to him.  But it was very real to me.

Now before I even have to ask he lovingly tells me…

“Everything is going to be ok.”