depression comix #159
This makes me sick. Stop romanticizing depression. It’s not that easy or cute as it is in this comic, for either people in a relationship.
My Sincerest Apologies,
I was honestly misled by my own personal experiences and the experiences of the dozens of people who replied to this strip here on Tumblr, Wordpress, and Facebook (and you can read them), who have told me that they have had nearly similar conversations with their loved ones. Had I known that you, as an expert on how people you don’t even know interact with each other, believe that this is not really happens, I would not have done this strip. I do not want to personally displease you, a complete stranger. After all, your own opinion completely invalidates the experiences of many, and we should be considerate to your own views of the world, which, in contrast to our own, are 100% correct.
I will do as you command, because your demands as a singular voice on the internet and your approval mean that much to me.
To the dozens of people who thanked me for doing this strip, I’m afraid the jig is up, apparently this person has seen through our charade. How dare we have significant others who love and support us. How dare we.
P.S. I’m sorry this jpeg made you sick. I did check my computer for viruses but didn’t find any, but I will run another scan to be sure.
I do wish you’d stop being so sarcastic in your replies.
I’m one of the people who got no support and was even blatantly told that if I wasn’t suffering from depression, I’d be in a relationship, as I have a lot to offer. Can you grasp that concept? I was told if I wasn’t depressed I’d have someone.
So yes, I share the same view as the commenter. Reading comics that show people who have someone even when their depression has made the unbearable makes me angry and bitter. Some of us have to hide our sadness so as not to be totally abandoned…