Starting this off a little differently than planned: I’ve been piecing this post together for a while now, trying to sum up my feelings and experiences, and finally felt like I was in a place to wrap it up. With last week’s tragic news about Robin Williams, I want to emphasize that the term “post wedding depression” is just that—a term. I am not making light of a severe, psychological illness by comparing it to a phase of my life. But depression is a widespread condition, and PWD is something that seems to be widespread among newlyweds. I found some comfort in reading posts by past bees (specifically Mrs. Bunting, Mrs. Fox, and Mrs. Camel), because it made me feel less alone. No matter if you are just feeling a little blue, or dealing with something that is impacting your life much more seriously, please reach out to a friend, a counselor, support group, or mental health professional. You deserve to be happy and there are people who want to help.
Well, if this was middle school, Pyramidxoxo2014 might have this posted up as an away message.
Wise words from Glinda in Wicked.