Money Trouble? 14 Depression-Fighting Tips

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Accept your situation—for now

You have to first accept the way things are before you can change them, Rego says. "Expecting that life is hard and accepting that ultimately results in it being less painful," says Stephen Josephson, PhD, a New York City–based clinical psychologist.

"We can't necessarily get rid of pain, including the pain of losing a job or having to move," Josephson says. "But we can get rid of suffering, and suffering is failing to accept what is.

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