When you're dealing with depression, a lot of things can set you off emotionally. But what about those who are around you? What sets off their emotions to explode at you with cutting words or dangerous actions?
I'll use my brother as an example. Sorry bro! I hope you don't mind because I'm not trying to push one of your buttons.
You see, depression made me deal with a lot of old dark emotions I hadn't dealt with, as well as new ones. The old ones I used to ignore or quietly store in the back of my thoughts to deal with later. That was back in the days when I was 'happy' and not depressed. Like most of us, I forgot about some of the hurts I had packaged away. Those memories and emotions weren't the focus of my present attention so they just stayed in memory storage. I was never a resentful person and I didn't go looking for painful memories.