Not feeling happy or excited about anything
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Dear Polly,. I am 30 years old, live in an exciting city, and have a full-time job, a great education, a long-term boyfriend whom I live with, and a supportive family. My boyfriend is increasingly bothered by this, and it is straining our relationship. He has lots of things he enjoys, like running marathons and making art, but none of them really appeal to me. For a while the past years I thought it was because I worked all the time or worried about work all the time and that left little energy or space for doing things for pleasure.
I've had this bubbling under the surface for many years and before I confirmed my asexuality. I just don't seem to be able to get excited about anything any more. I've done some research that all suggests it's linked to depression, but I know that I'm definitely not depressed. I have a great job that I love and all my friends and family are doing great things too. I'm really content with my life these days, but just can't get excited about the things I should be excited about. One example is when I finally moved into my own place a few months ago, my friends and family were saying "I bet you're so excited to finally be getting your own place", I obviously agreed so as not to burst their bubble, but I really wasn't excited at all.
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To be diagnosed with depression, a person has to have several but not all of the symptoms from a diagnostic list outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM. Sadness is one of these symptoms, but it is possible to have enough other symptoms on the list to be depressed and yet not feel sad. Most people who are depressed feel sad, but there are several reasons some people can be depressed without feeling sad. These reasons may include:. Another important twist is that people can feel sad, even intensely sad, without depression being involved. Sadness and depression have similarities, but they have some important differences. When people are sad and express their sadness, they feel better, whereas when people are depressed, crying and expressing their pain may not give them relief.