Recently, I have been feeling incredibley depressed. I have a high amount of stress in my life and have been having a hard time keeping a handle on things lately. I notice myself withdrawling socially, and spending more and more time at home.
I am a full time college student and am on summer break currently. I just found a full time job and will be starting on Tuesday. Right now, I am getting used to being a single parent and living with my 16 month old DS in our apartment. I find myself becoming really lonely and missing my SO. I have been feeling some rejection from him lately and am beginning to wonder what is wrong with me.
I try so hard to do it all, and to be perfect. I always seem to fall flat and just do not feel good enough. I have tried talk therapy in the past, and have found it helpful. I have been diagnosed as having depression but am not currently on meds. I really do not like how I become while I am on them. Is there anything I can do to help to stabilize my moods without taking meds? Therapy is an option, but not for at least another few weeks until I get back onto my feet. Once I start making more money with that job it will be an option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!