Befriending My Depression

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About Tim Chan

Tim is a cheerful pessimist who loves hockey. He proposed to his wife Olive with a goat and together they blog about thoughtful marriage, parenting, and life. Their first ebook, Fight With Me: How We Learned to be Married is available for free. Tim and Olive live with their daughter near Vancouver, Canada.


  1. Thank you for sharing this insight about depression. I need to dwell on your words; they seem to be very helpful.

    • You’re welcome Barbara. This way of thinking about depression is something I haven’t fully figured out yet myself.

  2. I agree, Depression can be a very safe space. No pressure, commitments, just you and your thoughts.


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  2. [...] it and introduce it to people in my life. I recently wrote a guest post about the experience of befriending depression for The Good Men Project. It is part of a special series they featured on Men and [...]

  3. [...] it to people in my life. I started writing and submitted a guest post about the experience of befriending depression here at The Good Men Project, part of the special series, Men and [...]

  4. [...] myself the grace that I didn’t know to show myself the last time, and taking some well timed advice to think of my depression as a friend rather than an enemy. I had been honest and was sharing my [...]

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