I have friends that suffer from depression. Some I simply listen to but always with a keen awareness of the direction of the conversation. If it gets to be the same thing over and over again, I might well change the subject knowing I’m doing them no good by letting them reinforce their depression. Others I listen and offer help. There have been one or two times that I’ve severed a relationship. This was not done easily but I’ve learned that negative people can be destructive for me. And one-way relationships are no relationships at all. I hope this helped you today. God bless and have a good one. The post, “Don’t reinforce your depression”, appeared first on faithsighanddiy.com.
Remember that the person you are talking to the most is yourself. You hear every word you say and every time you use hopeless and helpless words to describe your depression, those words are circling right back to your own ears. You are actually reinforcing your depression.