So I have this main character that suffers from mental distress and depression, but he doesn't express the pain he goes through mentally, so he acts normal, but he is lonely. This is because of sad tragedies that happened to him as a child. His 8 year old sister died when he was 2, and his parents separated 3 years later. Since he is the kind of person that doesn't settle for a simple explanation, he introverts into his tragedies, thus he is lonely. Something happens in his life that brings excitement of course, and he goes through my own little analogy, the "4 Stages of indelible pain". 1. Depression 2. Euphoria (happiness) 3. Abortion (person realises that his happiness is just a distraction, and that he still has pain, so they try to get rid of the pain, and they fail) 4. Beyond (acknowledgement of his pain, goes on to find happiness) So thoughts and critism?