Problems like mine

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Learning2deal
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   Posted 6/5/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I was doing really well until this drama unfolded in my family. Right now I am a little nervous and sad at the same time. I guess I just wanted to give my feelings a voice and I know this is a great place to do it. I read some of the posts and see that you all have problems just like me and I feel not so alone. Thank you healingwell.

Bitzi
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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You are not alone. At times we are more fragile than we know. But the flip side is that we are also stronger than we know. What is it about families that can make our heads spiral? I sure don't know. But you definately have company on this one!
 
Bitzi


maggiern
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   Posted 6/6/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just thinking to myself I wish I had some family around.  It is a hard thing with family sometimes you can't live without them and others you wish you could.  I am so lonely right now because I live to far away from any family (even my children), and I live in a place that it is so hot you can't go outside and if I did I have no one to go out with.  I am on dissability and only can work minimal amout of hours, and my husband works six days a week and ten hour days. So I am always alone.  I am sorry to vent but your topic made me think about how my life sucks, and I can't do anything to change it.  I hope your family situation works out.

Learning2deal
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   Posted 6/6/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
It's okay to vent. That is what we are here for. I am sorry you are so lonely. I understand a little bit about that. Now that all my kids are in school I get lonely staying home all by myself. I would try to get a job but the hours I could work would be crazy. And with 3 kids someone is always in need of me everytime I turn around. I am afraid I would have to call in all the time. Part of it is fear. Fear of trying something new. I not only have bipolar disorder but social anxiety disorder. It really holds me back. Maybe you could take up a craft like sewing quilts or something.

horse crazy
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   Posted 6/6/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel badly for you. Being BP and alone is very hard. You need distractions. I have a long running list of things I could do if I felt up to it...some are 10 minute jobs and others take a couple hours. I try to stick pleasurable stuff on there and stuff I feel guilty for not doing (like dusting the furniture. Everyday I try to pick out one thing off the list according to how I feel. At least that gives me some sense of accomplishment and I am temporarily distracted from whatever dark thoughts I am thinking. Lonliness is tough to deal with. There is so much sadness attached to it. Try writing in a journal. Write letters or email the relatives you miss.And use this message board to vent and get support. You have friends here.
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tortoise11
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   Posted 6/6/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Loneliness is hard, but feeling stuck is the worst!  I cannot cope with both.  I stay home with my son, so I am alone much of the time.  I stay tied in to social groups online for a pick-me-up.

A few years ago, I couldn't work and was stuck at home with no car and no money.  That was awful!

It's is top priority for me to have a car when I am staying home!

I can't handle boredom, so I get involved in activities/projects/hobbies.  I'll be obsessed over one particular thing for about 2 or 3 weeks and go on to the next.  There are a few things that I keep coming back to - it's not completely random.  :)

I believe that you CAN do something about it.  When you are not depressed, what do you enjoy?  What do you care about?

If nothing comes to mind - try this:  What makes you angry?  child abuse?  animal abuse? hunger? politics?  Find your passion!  Maybe there is something you can do to help from home - typing, research, phone calls, organize an event or fundraiser, make something to sell to benefit the cause.

There is always something you CAN do.  Finding motivation to do it, or finding your passion can be hard.


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Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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maggiern
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for letting me vent, and giving me some ideas on how to stay busy.  I am going to try to find something to do, so thank you again.
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