How long ?

Almost 24 hours ago something happened which I’m not really interested in going into yet, that left me feeling empty.

In the past 5 years, I’ve been the happiest person I know. Now I’m incredibly sad and empty. I just want to be happy again, like I normally am. How long should it take before I’m either happy again, or I should be getting help ? I’m not suicidal or anything, I just want to know when I should start to worry, if I haven’t begun to get happy again…

I just can’t seem to get happy.

email on the way.

It depends what happened. You can be unhappy for months, or, you could be better in a matter of hours. It’s not the length of the unhappiness, it’s the degree. If you’re still content and able to function for the most part, there’s no concern. If you start to segregate yourself from friends and family and can no longer go to work or socialize, then you need to worry.
But we all get shit on by life sometimes, and it just takes a good time to heal. I hope your problem works itself out quickly, and that that hole gets filled up pretty soon (I’ve always found Gummy Bears work well when it comes to filling holes. They’re squishy and can be crammed into small spaces, or mashed together to fill bigger ones. And they taste yummy, too).

You have my email address if you need to talk. I can’t answer your question, but I hope the answer turns out to be “Not too much longer”. I hope whatever is wrong gets better for you, or easier to live with, in the fastest time possible.

I hope it helps a little to know that there are people out here who care about you, and who are saddened to know you are feeling this way.

Goo, I don’t know what the trouble is, of course… but if there is anything I can do to help, please e-mail me!:frowning:

Goo, I hope things come right for you very, very soon, whatever has happened.

How long should you be unhappy before you should worry about being unhappy? Seriously, how long is a piece of string? If the world doesn’t brighten for you soon with at least a single ray of hope, if you lose your appetite, or feel that you can’t face the world on yet another day – then, consider seeking help. Unhappiness is relative, there are no right or wrong lengths of time.

Just know that we’re out there, and we support you, okay?

Moderator’s Notes: I’m closing this thread at the request of the originator.