It's a sad fact of life that when we move away, we still bring ourselves along! I applaud you for making a move for the positive, but it may take a while for things to fall into place. Try not to think too far a head. As Kitt would say "stay in the moment" and "no stinkin thinkin!"
Your workmates will hopefully get over asking you about the issue of being attacked in the bathroom. Just smile, say "I'm fine, how are you?" and most likely they will get distracted and start talking about themselves instead.
I don't know what to say about your father, that must be hard. My father basically disowned me when I was seventeen and chose to study prof writing instead of Law. He never liked me as a child and made that clear by telling me I was an accident and I wasn't wanted. Trust me, it's not our fault..some people just are not meant to be parents. I sometimes run into my father and we just say Hi, and move on.
I hope your day improves. Know that we care about you and are here to listen,
You know I'm feeling the same way the last two days - sort of outside myself. Or like a veil has been dropped over everything in my world.
I am sorry for what happened to you at work. It is good that people are caring, don't you think, even though you'd rather they not bring it up? I hope that something was done about the attack - the attacker found, and something done to him?
I see you are in nursing - a very caring and difficult profession. You are to be commended for having such meaningful life's work.
I am sorry you are dreading seeing your family. Don't you think that once you get into it, it will be okay? I usually dread family get togethers of all sorts but when I get there I sort of forget myself and focus on everyone else and have a good time despite myself.
Good luck to you and take care of yourself.
I am sorry your day is not so good. The holiday season is coming so this is a time when you may need to scale back a bit and take care of you.
I am so sorry about the attack............have you filed charges against this person? To others who keep bringing it up just say " I am sorry this is a subject I do not want to discuss" You never have to apologize for your reaction to a question. Set your boundaries and the good people will understand. Remember you were not put here on this earth to keep others happy.
Remember we are here for you and here you can vent away or say nothing.
Gentle Hugs to you Vel
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*