It may feel like you can only depend on yourself. Pixabay
24. Unhappy people feel the need always to be self-reliant.
Those with depression tend to look to themselves to solve their problems. They don’t seek outside help because they want to feel that sense of control over the situation before them. Many people consider this to be a good trait, as they’re self-reliant, but it can be detrimental to their psyches. Relying on only themselves 100% of the time can get tiring, and even if there’s some sense of fulfillment for completing a job on their own, that feeling never lasts long for a depressed person.
By being self-reliant, they don’t have to worry about being disappointed. This can tie back to the fear of being a burden to others. They do not want to have to depend on others for anything. However, part of having a healthy lifestyle is also knowing when to ask for help when you need it. Life can be difficult, and humans rely on their loved ones to help them navigate all of the challenges. An unhappy individual may be adding to their unhappiness by being so closed off to others’ help.