Dear Depression, It's Time We Both Moved On

Dear depression,

We’ve had a long relationship, but I think it’s about time we reviewed the terms of it. To be completely blunt about it, I’ve had more than enough of you, and I think it’s time you moved on. It’s taken me awhile to realize it, but you’re nothing more than a thief who has stolen so much from me.

I’ll give it to you. You are persuasive, and I’ve always believed the things you told me. You were always there to comment on my achievements, failures and appearance. Yet, our relationship is one-sided, and I seem to be giving more than I’m getting.

We’ve shared a lot together, both good times and bad times, birthdays, celebrations and holidays. You name it. You’ve been there. You’ve butted in on friendships and relationships with family. Quite frankly, I’ve had enough.

You’ve always seemed more reliable than anyone else and have always been there for me day or night. There’s no doubt you’ve made me a stronger person, and I thank you for that. I’m more empathetic toward others, and I appreciate the good days much more because of you.

However, it’s taken me awhile to realize I can’t count on my judgment when you’re around because you’re a bad influence. I don’t like the person I’ve become when you’re around. I know it’s gonna be hard to break the bond we have, but it’s time we both moved on.

I’ve asked you nicely many times to leave. So this is my final time to do so. Could you kindly f*ck off and leave me alone?

Yours sincerely,

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