I am realizing more and more how hard it is to keep up with friends when you have moved. I use to live in Alabama and have friends all over the US and some around the world. I personally, am more of an out of sight out of mind kind of person. With that I tend to not make an effort to see those who I have not seen in a while. That unfortunately, is not the best route to take. When I do that I tend to feel very alone and start a downward spiral of unhealthy thoughts. I thought getting married would help ease those problems. Getting married does not solve all of those issues. You still need other relationships.
There are even studies about the importance of having friendships outside of your spouse. I do not remember the study that I am thinking about off the top of my head right now but there are some out there. In my experience, I have seen that most of the time people deal with depression it can be either resolved or eased when there are people surrounding the person. I know it has helped me in the past when I have dealt with depression. When I isolated myself I became worse. When I was surrounded by people that cared about me I felt better. At the time though, I did not feel like those people actually cared about me. I was so blinded by my own thoughts I couldn’t think properly.
Sometimes, we need others to help us properly look at ourselves.
Be Strong and Courageous