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i feel that am being too dependat. i know that am doin smthn rong. but not able to stop doing that. why? i suspect its cos of my PMS ...cos my life seems to be so good n suddenly everythn vanishes

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replied March 9th, 2011
Depression Answer A20582

It is not very clear from your post what the situation is, but I can guess you are speaking of life in general when you say you are being too dependent. It is difficult to find an association between this and the PMS. However, if you have specific thoughts why you think it's because of the PMS please write back.

It is not uncommon to find individuals who know they are dependent on others, events, situations, etc. and also know that's not how they would want to live their lives. But having this insight does not always translate into action. The answers could lie in the fears and anxieties that one carries about situations in life. Quite often, it is the questions such as "what if I do something wrong" or "what if I fail" that prevent individuals from taking the lead for themselves and create the life of their dreams.

Another issue that might be related here is the quality of being assertive enough to say no, or to seek what is good for yourself. When you can assertively say no to a person, you can definitely say yes to yourself for what you want in life. The essential ingredient in assertiveness is the core belief that "even if people don;t like what you say or do, even if you are hated for being independent (at any level), you are still a human being worthy of all that is good out there, and it doesn't necessarily mean you are wrong." This belief is really the backbone of assertive behavior.

Most of what we perceive the world to be is colored by our own inferences and meaning. And the emotional manifestations such as depression, frustration, anger, etc. are a result not of the events themselves, but of those inferences and meanings we attach to events.

Hope this helps as far as feeling 'being dependent' is concerned. You can write more if you wish to discuss any specific problems.

Take care

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD

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