I hope you find the support you are looking for here at healingwell. I have been around here a long time so I guess you can tell that I sure like it around here.
Wow, it must be very hard to have your family so far away. If you don't mind me asking, how old are your children? I only ask because I have a 26, 22 & 19 year old children and they are a huge support to me. They understand this illness and know how to work with me during my ups & downs. My husband also is a huge supporter.
It was different for me when I was diagnosed. I too had been suffering since my teens but just never had a name for it until I had a complete breakdown and ended up in the hospital.
My husband & children came to visit me and they were learning about this new illness just like I was. We had a sit down meeting with my psychiatrist and he explained everything to my family on what to expect and answered questions that they had. He asked my family if they were willing to all be part of my support network.
Maybe you could arrange a meeting for your next appointment with your psychiatrist and ask your husband and children (depending on their age) if they would please join you. This worked for me.
Again, Welcome aboard!
i, too, welcome you to this disFUNctional family! as far as i can ascertain, i have more chronological yrs than anybody else here. Yeah. i remember the pyramids being built. my middle granddaughter says that i invented dirt. (never have figured that one out).
you say you are living in the middle east. do yo have problems getting professional help where you are? how about meds? i understand that it can get really lonely out there.
but we are here for you. rant, rave, join in with opinions and disagree vehmently! above all, have a great time.