11-16-2011, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
| | Re: Lack of excitement for anything since seperation
You're experiencing the classic signs of depression. Contrary to what a lot of people think, depression is not always so much a feeling of sadness as just a feeling of being numb. No feelings at all, really. Depression can make you wish you were sad or could cry just so you'd feel SOMETHING.
I'm no doctor, but I personally don't believe in running out and seeking a drug for appropriate depression (unusual depression or some kind of chemical imbalance is a different story). But being depressed when a relationship fails is completely normal.
You'll feel numb for a while. Don't let it keep you cooped up at home all the time. Go out with friends, even if you don't feel like it. Force yourself to do something you used to enjoy, even if it's just taking a walk or riding a bike. Speaking of walking, regular exercise can help with depression, too.
If you're otherwise healthy, this feeling will pass. Everyone's different, so no one knows how long it will take, but it will pass.