Counseling is good, but pick a goal and commit to it. If you are serious about being whole for your kids, then focus on that goal. When times get tough, focus on the goal... When you don't feel like getting off the couch, focus on that goal. There may be times when you don't overcome the lack of motivation, but just get back up on the horse (goal) and run at it again.
Life wasn't meant to be easy. If it was, we wouldn't learn anything.View Thread
For me, clinical depression is a blow to the body and the mind. For me to get everything biologically right again, I have a psychiatrist and counselor that I work when I need to. I really recommend creating a support/treatment team because being depressed feels extremely lonely to me and anxiety is just relentless. My best wishes go out to everyone suffering from depression. Until you've experienced it, I don't think anyone can truly understand the toll it takes. Especially as a wife and mom. I always put me last and feel guilty doing anything for just me. And I am looking at 5 baskets of clean clothes wishing they would just fold themselves...View Thread
I too have been in this situation. After a recent weekend that involved the Co. my husband works for, there...
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I too have been in this situation. After a recent weekend that involved the Co. my husband works for, there were 3 separate incidents in 3 days that rattled my cage so badly I thought this is it! I am so out of here! Then I thought No, the time and effort I have put into this marriage (27 years) & raising of children, now 25- still thinks I'm stupid, but at least doesn't live here & 22 lives here but doesn't lift a finger unless it's her choice, I will not throw in the towel! I do not like confrontation, but I knew I was right. I waited until it was just my husband & I, & told him no verbal response was necessary or desired. Then I told him that if he ever publicly embarrassed me again, I would be gone right at that minute, as it was rude & uncalled for. Not forever, just walk out of situation so that the shoe of embarrassment would be on his foot. The other was that I am not a blood relative, I have his name by marriage, and I have an illness that hits at times that sometimes can't be helped. There is no reason to be embarrassed by a cane, it is not a sign of weakness, but if he thought it was, we could travel separately in public. The 3rd is more personal, but he got the message. I have seen a major change in the past 2 weeks. Don't do anything in the heat of the moment. Step back, think, plan carefully, be calm, & ask for No response or discussion. Let it stew. You may be surprised.
I tried counseling & read everything I can so I can stay in my marriage.View Thread
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I HAVE A VERY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION, HER MEDICINE IS NOT REALLY HELPING, I KNOW IN ADDITION TO MEDICATION DIET AND EXCERCISE HELP WITH DEPRESSION BUT SHES ALREADY LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT I DONT THINK LOSING ANY MORE WOULD BE HEALTHY AND SHE HARDLY HAS AN APPETITE AS IT IS...ANY TIPS??View Thread
I've been extremely unhappy for four years. I don't want to go to my school psychologist because he is unkind and unhelpful. He is snappy expects my problems to be about schoolwork and not getting enough sleep. I'm afraid to tell him that my problems are much more serious than that. I'm scared to talk to my parents or my adviser at school. I cry almost every day and sometimes I can't even move. I've never had to confront my problems before and now I'm afraid to and don't know the best way to go about it. Please tell me what I should do.View Thread
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