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Sult21

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Hi Everyone

I'm new to this forum. Hope everyone is doing okay. I've suffered from Depression from teenage years and mainly from 21 to my age 28 now. A problem I get is that I get fixated on a idea and tell myself that I have to do this in order to be happy and not depressed to the point it becomes a obsession.
I've seen a friend from school has moved over to Australia and I've now got into my head that going travelling is the only thing that will sort my depression and make me content.
The problem is that I've got a good job at home and my own flat and a partner who is amazing and supporting so I just feel stuck as to what to do.
Has anyone here ever been travelling or moved to a new location and did it ease your depression or am I just thinking delusionally and thinking of a short term fix whilst leaving everything behind?
thank you
 
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Welcome Sult21

If your not able to give yourself what you need, you can only look for it outside yourself.
You can travel the world but you can't run away from the person you are deep in your heart.
Sometimes a chance can help create a snowball effect...but usually you just find out it only helps temporary or not at all.
Some people find a strong long lasting passion which makes them focus on something else which can help.
But the only one who can really make you happy is you...it's inside you.
The idea's your having are very normal though.
 
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So, I haven't traveled anywhere but based on my own, similar experiences I think that's it would end up being a short-term fix. Minus the delusional part. See, I've had depression since my teenage years as well, and I was always looking for the 'greener grass' as it were. What I find is that, like Desire Less said, you gotta find happiness within you before you can find true happiness in anything else. Just my experience. I hope this helps!
 
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Thank you both for your messages I really appreciate it. Like you have both said I need to find happiness within myself and stop looking outwards for things thinking they will 'fix' me. Thanks again to you both.
 
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It's perhaps not the answer you hoped for...it's pretty hard to give yourself what you need when u dont know how to do that.
 
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