Depression Getaway

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Category: forgiveness

Resentment vs Forgiveness: Which One Makes You Sick?

Resentment versus forgiveness? That was a choice I faced after my divorce. I chose forgiveness but it wasn't easy and it didn't happen right away. I had to wallow in resentment for awhile which only added to my misery.

resentment vs forgiveness

A great movie about resentment is "Grumpy Old Men". They make a comedy out of it but really, the feud takes up every bit of energy from the two main characters. It is a lesson about resentment being consuming, stupid and a poor choice.

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Is Anger a Cause or Symptom of Depression?

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series The "Depression Go-Aways"

'Angry Andrew' is next in my cast of characters for my series I am calling "The Depression Go-Aways".  The thing is with these characters is that yes, you do want them to go away. However, you also want to pay attention to what they may be trying to tell you.

No character can do you and others more harm than 'Angry Andrew'. If you let him stay, he will get bigger, and bigger and BIGGER!

How big a topic is ANGER? huge! HUGE! HUGE!

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How Safe is your Relationship from Angry Andrew?

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series The "Depression Go-Aways"


We all know this guy, Angry Andrew. He is the second 'Depression Go-Away' character I am introducing to you. Of course Angry Andrew is no stranger to anyone who lives with depression. Anger is a huge component in depression and one which cannot be ignored, or entertained for too long.

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Pray for your Enemies

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Faithful Friday

PrayerWomanIt is 'Faithful Friday' where I share something about how my faith helps me deal with my life, even with depression. Depression is an illness of the thoughts and some kinds of thoughts are more painful to bear than other kinds of thoughts.

Recently I was reminded about the thoughts of 'unforgiveness' and thoughts of anger and of hate. Someone wanted to share with me how they hated someone I knew. I did not want to listen to this at all and eased my way far from that conversation. But the words of hate were spoken and I could feel them having a negative effect on me. Naturally I wish that person had kept their ideas to themselves. My first thought was to tell someone about it, and get it off of my mind and onto theirs. Then I thought again and figured that wasn't the right thing to do either and it would make me no better than this person who had upset me so.

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