Welcome to the A/P forum, I am a recovering alcoholic and I know how much strength that takes..apply (oh I cannot spell!) it to your anxiety. It's not a cure, but it's a really good start. Denise, you are such a lovely soul to visit us here.
This is Kitt and welcome to the A & P forum. Also thank you for sharing, that was very nice of you.
You are welcome here anytime.
Gentle Hugs to you
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Good Morning to you. ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))). Today is the 18th anniversary of our son's death from a car crash. I still have special things of his, his wallet with all his ID's, the shoes he loved to wear dancing, his letter jacket. Just a few years ago I made myself throw out the shoes he was wearing when he died. You are pretty normal or we are both pack rats.............let's be normal, I like that better.
Nov 2008 I had to put my favorite dog, my best friend, Dee to sleep. It about crushed me as she was my comfort. I had her cremated and we buried he in the back yard where the sun always shine. My daughter had a special plaque made for Dee and it is like a mini foot stone. It helps me to know where she is.
I seem to come from a line of women in my family that had anxiety but it was referred to as " it is just Grandma's nerves today". So I never was close to that Grandma as she was frequently in bed with her nerves.
There is nothing wrong with you in keeping things that ground you. If you find comfort from keeping things, then do it.
You are very special here so know we care and stay with us.