I'm just wanting to hear opinions. The reason I'm wondering is because a couple of years ago I was depressed due to my specific situation (I can elaborate on this, but it's not the point of the question), all I had was suicidal thoughts everyday for a few years and didn't have any motivation to do anything. Eventually I met a girl and that gave my life made a pretty drastic change, it helped me snap out of that suicidal state and gave me lots of motivation to get things done. Now it's been months since we broke up, and I'm in almost the same situation as I was before (life kinda sucks atm), however, although I'm not very motivated nowadays, I don't feel suicidal or anything like that anymore. The difference between before and now was that before I knew life wasn't going to get better, and now I know that life will get better, it did get better before and it's great when it does. But yeah, anyway, I'm just wondering if people get seriously depressed more than once, or do they generally grow stronger after they get over the first one? Or is the answer 'everyone is different'? Right now I know that there's no way I can be suicidal like I was before, I realize it was dumb of me to have been thinking that way before.