I used to be able to pull myself out of it years ago. But as I've aged it's become increasingly difficult. I'm a single parent. I tried meds a few years ago but they didn't help much. I love my career. It keeps me sane and gives me a sense of accomplishment. But there are days when I can barely handle my life. On those days my daughter is too damn demanding. I just want to be left alone. I can barely take care of myself and I have to take care of her. But I manage. I keep telling myself in another 6 years she will be an adult. I will move away and will be alone with my books and my cats. Then I won't have to deal with anyone.