And you believe her.
She tells you your children would be better off without you. That they deserve a mother who is better, who is “normal.” She tells you your husband hates you and you don’t deserve to be loved. She says you will never have a real friend who cares about you because you are fundamentally flawed, and of course, no one will ever like you. Depression will whisper in your ear you are bad, you are broken and you are unworthy.