How can you be happy for someone who is not happy for themselves?
I never figured I would be one to be on this side of depression; you know the observation side. I am clinically depressed, I know the feelings from the individual suffering side. However, just recently a friend relocated to our state and has been staying with us. I never thought I would be the one pacing internally, wondering what I can do to help, change, or brighten their day. But here I am, pondering that very action.
She is very down; down on herself, down on her looks, just down. She moved here for a change, for growth, to get established again. But, I am afraid she’s sunken so deep into depression that she cannot a see the road laid out before her.
I am frustrated and so I am asking you, how do you help re-establish “happiness” in someone who can’t find it themselves?