There is nothing more painful than seeing the joy, happiness and fulfillment beaming from your children that you cannot reciprocate. Not because you don’t want to, but simply because you can’t. That part of you has been suppressed by the stress, worry and anxiety to be the best that you can be as a single parent. I have been and am walking down that road. It is the worst place I have ever found myself in. I am currently taking my meds and seeking help with other situations that I find aggravate my depression. But it is a tough path. The only encouraging factor is that I am surrounded by people who want the best for me. People who have reached out their hands out to me when I was too ashamed to lift up my hand and scream for help when I should have. Depression is real and is debilitating if left untreated – even worse if not diagnosed.