Our expert says:
Sorry for the delay in responding --- as you noticed, I WAS online yesterday to check messages, but obviously left before your late posting, especially as there was an electrical storm around, and I've no wish to fry my modem !
Pleased to hear that you generally sorted out the matters that were troubling you earlier ; sorry to ehar there are some fresh problems. Depressions are often over-determined, in other words, they often have more than one cause, even several causes any one of which could have been sufficient. A major factor sounds like a general withdrawl of your usual supports, due to circumstances --- your husband, concerned with his own health problems, being less available and les supportive, and your move having removed you, presumably, from family and friends and other local supports you were used to, and not easily replaced in a more remote location. Couple with some additiobnal responsibilities.
Check with your son about how he feels about your discussing your problems with him --- if it's not excessive, he may not mind providing such support, so don't feel bothered on his behalf ! Good that your art IS something you can practise solitarily, but maybe lacking the early support and encouragement you were used to previously ?
A GP could do an assessment to see if a Depression might be creeping up on you, and if so, it could respond usefully to antidepressants. Explore online communities to make contacts in your areas of interest. And check out what there might be in your new community, church, school, clubs & societies, charities, whatever.
You'll probably enjoy the CT break more than you're expecting to do. Let us know how it goes
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