I was recently laid off and have been feeling very depressed, so I went to a therapist who told me I am stressed out, that all I need is to find a job and I will be fine. I told him I just don't care about anything anymore. It's like someone switched a light off in me.
Soon after that, my husband got me a puppy, thinking it would cheer me up because he says I am not the same person, that I don't smile anymore. It's been two months and this may sound silly but I have been really hating on my 6 yr old cat. He makes me very angry, I can't even look at him anymore, refuse to let him sleep with us like he used to, hate his hair all over everything, his hairball issues, his litter box, so I lock him up in a room & play with the puppy, who seems to be the only thing that makes me happy.
I have lost interest in going out, putting makeup on, talking on the phone. When I visit my parents now, I feel a simmering hatred for my father, am short with my mother (we have always been very close), this same feeling has passed now to my husband and everyone is noticing.
We went back to the dr and he said it's all stress related and prescribed sleeping pills, which I don't take. And no, I don't sleep well these days. I snore now, which I never used to, I toss & turn and have vivid nightmares of death.
Can anyone tell me something? I feel like I'm losing it. I don't recognize who I am, this person, is not me. I used to be happy, now I am bitter and full of hate and negativity....except for the puppy. And that's what has everyone concerned. I attached myself to her more than anyone else, and she poos on the floor and doesn't sit still but I love her and it doesn't bother me. But anyone looks at me for more than 2 seconds & I lose it.