I'm sorry you are going through such a hard time. Perhaps it might help to share why life is so tough right now? I understand the emotion of what you are saying, but since you are here anyway, maybe it would help you feel a bit better. It sounds like you've had a really hard time.View Thread
Don't worry, you don't have to full out a survey quetion when asking a question here. Welcome!
I wonder what caused your husband to say that? Do you have any idea? It sounded like he was striking out at something, perhaps he was frustrated or depressed? It's not right that he's putting his success or failure on you. That's wrong, because his success or failure comes strictly from him. You can make a difference by being supportive or not, but he's acting like a child by saying that. It sounds like it hurt when he said that, too. Do you think he'd be open to talking about it and getting to the real root of the problem?View Thread
It can be really freeing to finally know what the issue is, so that you can target your approach and get effective treatment. Not knowing what the true problem is has caused so much wheel spinning! I'm glad you are finding answers.View Thread
Hey there Alicedawn... you have supported me and now it's my turn to support you.
Whenever I start saying some of the things you post here, my spose always tells me to dump the self hatred because that's what keeps me sick. I don't know if that advice will be helpful to you or not but I wanted to offer it in case it is.
You are a better person than you can see now, you are stronger than you know. You do have hope within you though I know it's hard to see. There's nothing wrong with you, or your essential self! There may, however, be a little bit of a brain chemical imbalance, but it's not your fault, and it's not your doing. Don't give up the fight. If it helps, take a walk in a quiet place, get a little sun, and try to go easy on yourself. You are your own best friend. Or you should be. Don't treat your best friend badly.
(Don't worry, I have to tell myself the exact same things... don't give up, it takes practice!)View Thread
Hi there, ianks. I know this response is a little late in coming but I wanted to let you know you are welcome here. I hope you choose life, because every life matters and has worth. If you want to talk about it, you are welcome to.View Thread
Hi there, and welcome! It can be tough dealing with anxiety and depression and trying to smoke at the same time. Atti_Editor had some good information, and I'd like to add healthy eating and exercise to the list. My spouse quit smoking with almost no cravings when we were on a health food kick, so I know it can help for some people.