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Moving On is a Part of Life Too

The word “depression” itself has the tendency to depress anyone at anytime of the day. Those who are going through it know how cruel and unkind this world seems to them. However, we are not going to talk about depression today. Instead, we are here to tell you how to deal with it.

Tragedies are a part of life. The sooner you accept it, the sooner you move on. The key to moving on is to realize the fact that you need help. Be it the help of a psychiatrist or a counselor. But there is another way apart from professional help that a person can deal with their depression and that is on their own terms. The questions that pop up after reading that work as a blow to one’s self esteem. We may ask, can I do that? Am I strong enough? Do I have the courage to face it? If your answer is “yes” then there is a ray of hope and if it’s “no” then you can definitely do it and soon.

We understand that it is not easy for anyone to deal with the loss of a loved one, be it a spouse, child, a family member, close relative or a close friend. What one has to understand is that the world does not end with the passing of a loved one, especially for our female readers. Let us quote incidents from lives of two different women and how they managed to escape from their sad place.

A relative of a friend got widowed at a very young age. She had two kids when her husband died. They were young as well. She was shattered. All her dreams of living a happy life with her family had diminished suddenly. The world appeared grey and her kids were too naive to understand the gravity of the situation.

It was the tender ages of her kids that made her realize that she had to live for them. That is when she took charge. She did her best in overcoming the depression she had fallen in because she wanted her kids to prosper in the future. She enrolled her kids in well reputed schools of town.

It’s been twenty seven years now since her husband died. Her will paid off as her eldest kid is now a well settled dentist in London and her daughter is a double masters. She did what seems to be an insurmountable task for anyone. She dealt with her depression because she knew that she had to be the support her children needed.

Similarly, a teacher of an acquaintance had to go through double tragedies in the same week. Her husband and brother died within a week’s span. It is tough, not just for her but for anyone to go through such a painful experience within a short period of time. But she didn’t stop there. Instead she started working overtime because she thought that involving herself deeply in the job would benefit her. And it certainly did! Her hard work did not only pay off for her as a teacher but as a person as well.

She, with time, understood that it is a law of the universe. No one has control over death but one thing that humans do have control  over is themselves. It is very important to understand that moving on is a part of life. The sooner we accept it, the better it is for us, for our families and for our friends. 

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