Sunday Writing Prompt “Recovery”

I’d suffered depression before, but nothing like what hit me in the late 80s.
My recovery took over a year, but in that year, I saw him for what he was, realised I did not even like him, and there was no future for us.
He thought I wouldn’t leave as I’d threatened to before and on one occasion I came so close, he promised he’d change and make life better. And he did……… for about a fortnight.
It was a hard year but I beat depression into submission, and although it has never fully gone away, I recognise the signs and can deal with it.

Life is different now. I had the support of those who truly cared when I desperately needed it, and found my soul mate, The One who will never leave me or hurt me, who will always love me, care for me, and be there for me.

Sometimes my past life comes back to haunt me in my dreams. The Black Figure tries to take it all away, but I fight, push him back under the rock where he belongs and where he should stay. He got the better of me once, never again. Let him chase his own demons.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Recovery”

  1. Sadje says:

    This a account of a brave woman. Kudos to you for beating back the cause for your depression. 👍

  2. Having been through Depression and having lived with others who suffer with Depression I have seen it from both sides, it’s such a destructive and devastating condition. I am so glad you have found your way into the light and that you have a wonderful person with whom to share your life

  3. Astrid says:

    This is such an inspiring story! I’m so glad you were able to overcome your depression. I first met my husband six weeks before I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for what would be a very long stay, so I can totally relate to the importance of loved ones.

    • Thank you so much.
      Hubby and I met after I’d left that relationship and when I was at my worst and most cynical, but he still liked me! The rest is history and we’ve been together 30 years come May 2019.

      • Astrid says:

        Wow, that’s so wonderful! My husband and I first met in 2007 and married in 2011. I can relate to the cynicism, but my husband likes me anyway.

      • We got married in 1991, two years exactly after we met. It’s just got better, as we have grown together. Hubby says our life started the day we met, and he’s right. It was the second time round for both of us and I wouldn’t have anything any different.

      • Astrid says:

        That’s so sweet! I understand it must’ve been tough for both of you trusting relationships again after being married before. My husband and I married exactly 4 years after we first met. We were both each other’s first partner.

      • We were friends first as that was all we were looking for, company to go out and not have to worry about relationships.
        We still don’t know when the slushy stuff crept in!

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