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6 Ways To Deal With Depression When You’re Parenting Alone

I personally struggle with depression pretty regularly – pretty much every few months.

It always starts out small.  Little things will start to get to me a little more than they usually do.  My patience gets thinner.  My fuse gets shorter.  The things I normally enjoy seem less interesting than usual.

I reach out to friends less.  I watch TV more.  I spend less time playing with my son because I just feel too tired.  I troll social media constantly looking for something, anything, that will give me a little excitement or hope.  Of course, those things just don’t work, and I wind up spiraling down, and at some point, I just feel like I don’t recognize myself.

All in all, I just feel like I slow down.