What A Year Can Bring
This is the story of how I recovered (and am still recovering) from my demons, whilst being in a relationship.
It was early 2015. I was in a relationship with a guy who I thought was the best thing to ever happen to me. He used to buy me gifts, he even took me on adventures to different parts of the country. He didn't know however I had depression, anxiety or anorexia. I was 17 years old at the time. I always used to smile (putting on that fake smile), however I was suffering underneath. The worst part was when I fainted in front of him. He cried and cried, not knowing what had happened to me. When I came to, I just cried in his arms, telling him how much I'm suffering. He took me straight to the doctors, I had to be referred urgently to CAMHS. It took 6 months, but I got to a healthier and happier place,
Now, I'm 19 years old, I'm at university and still with him (which I'm so happy about). I feel a lot more better (even though I'm in therapy again for anxiety). He is supporting me during this time as well.
There is one thing I learnt from what happened during 2015, and that's to never, ever give up. I set a goal for myself to get through 2015 (which I'm so proud of achieving). One quote I live by is 'A champion was once a contender who refused to give up'. I used to think of this quote when I wanted to give up altogether. It really helped me out of those moments. I love him with all my heart. :)
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