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    I left an abusive relationship last year, followed by 3 months of exorcisms by my parents. I returned to uni to study a masters but failed. I live in a house where I don`t feel safe due to bad flatmates and i feel disconnected from my culture. I do have an amazing boyfriend though, but I feel like I`m burdening him. And just to top it up, I haven`t been able to find a job, I am struggling financially and can just about afford this months rent.
    My friends have all left the city too, I just have my boyfriend here now.

    A lot has happened. I have a history of depression and now I feel like it`s all coming back. I feel numb. I want to be happy, and I don`t know what steps I can do to make that happen. It`s almost like I need breathing space, just calmness for a while to let my mind recover... What can I do?
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    I left an abusive relationship last year, followed by 3 months of exorcisms by my parents. I returned to uni to study a masters but failed. I live in a house where I don`t feel safe due to bad flatmates and i feel disconnected from my culture. I do have an amazing boyfriend though, but I feel like I`m burdening him. And just to top it up, I haven`t been able to find a job, I am struggling financially and can just about afford this months rent.
    My friends have all left the city too, I just have my boyfriend here now.

    A lot has happened. I have a history of depression and now I feel like it`s all coming back. I feel numb. I want to be happy, and I don`t know what steps I can do to make that happen. It`s almost like I need breathing space, just calmness for a while to let my mind recover... What can I do?
    This sounds horrible, you've been through an awful lot. Have you seen a GP about all this? Don't know if you did when you've had depression before but there's a lot they can do, they have a lot of experience of this sort of thing. It can be a very scary thing to do though I know. In terms of practical advice, I'm not really sure what to suggest if I'm honest. Your GP would be best, people like the samaritans are amazing to talk to too if you need a listening ear. People on here aren't bad either!

    I know you're struggling for money and looking for jobs but it might be good to just set one day a week aside completely for yourself- don't need to do anything, but relax or do whatever it is you enjoy or feel you need. Even if it's just sleeping. Really glad your boyfriend's supportive- that can make a big difference- you can still stay in contact with friends but I appreciate that can be difficult. If you don't feel safe at home you need to get in contact with the council or somewhere and try and move, someone else can probably give you better advice on that though as I know next to nothing about it.

    Really hope things improve for you soon, sorry to not be much help. Depression is horrible and anyone would struggle after what you've been through the last few years
 
 
 
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