Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: stuck between a rock and a hard place
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I grew up with a mother who was depressed on and off, and I heard my dad and grandmother say she was lazy a lot. But it was depression, for sure, that kept her on the sofa reading romance novels and sleeping, withdrawing.
How do you deal with the judgement? I don't know. It's hard not to internalize it...... but understanding yourself and surrounding yourself with other people who won't judge you, who understand what it's like to be depressed helps.
I simply don't invite very judgemental people to my house. Or I just shrug off their comments. I know there are a lot of other people like me who at times have trouble staying on top of housework, etc.
Does your mother HAVE TO come to your house? Can you get a cleaning lady for a little bit?
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