Depressed womanAsk Rene
Is My Life EVER Going To Get Better?


Hi Rene:

I’m writing to you because I am at a place in life where I feel like I don’t know anymore. I got married a second time only for him to leave last year; I haven’t seen or heard from him since.

The rest of my life is in transition too; my kids are grown and gone so I am alone. I quit my job and am about to relocate to a part of the country where I know no one to take care of my ailing father.

I’m an artist and entrepreneur but I truly feel like the thing that made me special, like a bright shiny penny, is gone. I try to treat everyone with respect; I’m kind, loyal and genuine. I just don’t get what’s happening with me right now in this season of my life. I’m 49-years-old and thought my life would be easier; instead it’s harder than it’s ever been.

I just feel blah.. I need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, but I’m not sure where I begin.

Rene, what do you think I should do?


Drifting in Dallas



Dear Drifting:

Wow! I feel as if I could have written that letter a few years ago. I totally get wondering what in the hell is going on with your life and feeling like you’re powerless to change it. There are a couple of things I’m thinking of as I read this so here’s what I would suggest.

1. Get A Medical Evaluation

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I can almost HEAR the fatigue in your letter! So let's start at the beginning with a medical evaluation. You need to find out if there is anything going on physically and treat that. You are at an age where hormones can wreak havoc on your body and sense of well-being. Get to your doctor and have a complete physical and while you're there, tell her how you've been feeling. No question or concern is too small, so be honest. She might suggest you see a mental health professional as you could be depressed.