I've been depressed for over 20 years. It hasn't gotten any better for me. This isn't a "teenage phase", I'm long past that. This is my LIFE. And I HATE it. Is this just something that people say to cheer you up, or does it really "get better" for most people? If so, then I must be extremely unlucky, to have gone 20+ years without my life ever "getting better". If there is a God, he obviously hates me.