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My intention is to explain that I used to be stressed and depressed but then I read an article about stress relief techniques and that helped me.

Is this sentence using "Have been" and "Until" grammatically correct? If not, what's the best way to write it?

I have been dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression until I stumbled upon a writing on stress relief techniques involving meditation and yoga.

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  • until alone isn't the key to the question. stumbled is critical word. You could use until with the future: I must keep digging this hole and filling it back up again until the warden says I've dug enough.
    – TimR
    Commented May 23, 2018 at 20:54

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It's not really correct, because "have been dealing" is the present perfect continuous (which is a present tense like the name says, talking about a present status!) but "until I stumbled" is talking about a past event.

More fluent would be the simple past "I was dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression until I stumbled upon (etc.)" or the past perfect continuous "I had been dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression until I stumbled upon (etc.)" (thanks to Jasper for pointing out the past perfect continuous!)

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    Changing "I have been" to "I had been" would also fix the tense problem.
    – Jasper
    Commented May 23, 2018 at 16:19
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EDIT: I stand corrected on the verb tense. Please see @stangdon's answer and @Jasper's comment. "Have been" should be "had been" or "was".

ORIGINAL ANSWER: Your usage of "have been" and "until" are perfect. However "a writing" is a little unnatural, usage wise. Instead of "a writing", I would use "an article".

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