Our expert says:
If anyone actually liked being depressed, they wopuld be truly weird. But it is, fortunately, a condition which responds well to skilled treatment. Though antidepressant meds do help, you are describing typical habits of negative thinking which would be likely to respond well to the addition of CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, a specific form of counselling / therapy with good rfesearch to show it can be very effective, with lasting benefits.
YOu seem to be shoiwng patterns like Awfulizing and catastrophizing. OK,. some people are indeed less into us than we are into them --- that isn't a disaster unless you absolutely insist that it has to be so. Maybe its because you were feeling rather desperate about not having a gf for so long, that you are clinging onto this one, rather than being prepared to move on and find someone more suited to you.
I understand yopur despair at how your parents don't seem to do even relatively simple things to help themselves, such as earning some mopeny and at least keeping their room clea.
This is a miserable time of year for lonely people, and not an easy time to make friends. WHy not explore volunteering to help local charities, hospices, hospitals, to help relieve staff and visit andf assist people more unfortunate than you and even more lonely ? That way you know you are doing good deeds, and can in fact meet some good people.
Don't feel guuilty about your parents, --- but look after, rather, more deserving people, and look to gradually make good friends for yourself.
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