Hi, fellow forum readers, I would welcome your thoughts on this question: Should I muster the courage to date? I'm in my 30s and would like to be married some day, maybe even have a family. However, I've suffered for years with chronic depression. I continue to seek solutions, but so far, the medications I've tried (in combination with therapy) have only helped minimally. I do maintain a F/T job as well as a circle of good friends, so I am grateful for these things. Still, I face the uncertainty of not knowing how many months or years I will struggle on a daily basis before finding a long-term "solution" for this chronic illness. From your experiences, fellow readers, do you think that I should try to date? I've been avoiding dating because I fear that it would be unfair to allow a guy to waste his time getting to know a gal who isn't able right now to do a lot of the daily things that most men would want in a wife----good housekeeper and cook, mainly. (Although I'm able to get through most days with a smile on my face and am fortunate to be seen as a popular colleague and appreciated friend, I'm usually so exhausted from these efforts that I'm a messy housekeeper and a takeout/frozen food gal because of lack of energy in the evenings.) Would I be cheating a fellow by possibly letting him fall for a gal who might not be able to provide him with the full "wife package"? (By the way, my friends often ask why I'm not dating, etc., because, in the words of one of my friends' husbands, "You're way too nice to be single." So, basically, I'm a likeable gal, a good conversationalist, etc.----just afraid that, while battling depression as a chronic illness, I might not be all that a good life partner should be!) Thanks in advance for your help, fellow readers!