I am 64 years old, recently retired from education. I should be so satisfied with all my blessings, however, I am alone and constantly beating myself up. I have had a history of depression since high school. My life is a success story according to everyone but me. I feel absolutely miserable most of the time. I think I would gripe if I got hung with a new rope. My doctor is old fashion and tells me to take over the counter St. John's Wart. I feel embarrassed telling him that I feel very lonely, inadequate, my life is a failure and I can't enjoy any of the things I used to. I live in a very remote area and there is no mental health available here. Nearest is about 3 hours away. I may just be trying to adjust to retirement after 32 years in education, however, I just feel sad all the time and I am my own worst enemy. I have been depressed off and on most of my life and I think I inherited it. I just do not know how to combat the worthless feeling I have about myself. I just stay at home by myself and that makes it worse. I try to play golf when I can and fish when I can, but that even does not interest me any more. Sometimes I think I would love to meet a nice lady to spend some time with but will not make the effort to get out. Maybe someone out there has had similiar feelings and have had success getting better. I would love to hear from you if you don't mind.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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