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My Darling

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo:

“My darling

My biggest supporter, in life and in photography

We have been through sad times

Life changes

But we got each other

That is what matters

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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8 comments on “My Darling

  1. emanemani
    January 20, 2014

    Beautiful is too small a word for this.

    Like

  2. Pictures of Cities
    January 20, 2014

    Well done Teija, this is a very meaningful picture and pure source of motivation!

    Like

  3. Rachel
    January 20, 2014

    Keep enjoying photography Teija, this is lovely, and your words are so important.

    Like

  4. Ceudah
    January 25, 2014

    photography would be a good theraphy for you. I am sure…

    Like

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