Hi, I am a 19 year old girl and I was diagnosed with depression about a year and a half ago. It has been a rollercoaster ever since. I've been in a relationship with someone who has had an even more negative effect on my depression, this unhealthy relationship just ended and I am trying my best to start over. I used to cut and be bulimic but I have gotten the help I need for that and am happy to report that I have not done either since I have gotten help. I don't want to return to dealing with things in an unhealthy way so I am trying very hard to become happier you could say. My therapist gave me an analogy which I thought was very helpful, she told me that where I am at is like being stuck in a hole and there is a rope to grab onto to climb out of that hole. But every time I go back to unhealthy old ways or people my hand slips off of that rope and I fall back down into the hole, but the more progress I make the more I climb that rope until I can eventually get out of the hole I've been stuck in. So I guess I am just wondering if anybody has any good ideas or ways to help me make any progress? Or anyone in a similar situation who would like to talk? It would help a lot to talk to someone else feeling the same way.