What would you know about depression? their eyes ask me. How could you possibly know what I'm going through, you skinny b-word? You have a gorgeous husband and a beautiful house and a college education. You work at a church, for crying out loud. People love you. Life is going great for you. How can you know what it's like?
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"I do still deal with it," I say in response. "Almost every day, in one way or another. It's just different now. Depression doesn't win anymore."
The thing is, everything in my life now is an outcome of living through the nightmare. Not so many years ago, I didn't believe there would ever be an "anymore." And it's true: I am absolutely, 100% blessed. I'm so blessed it's not even fair.