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Aurora60
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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
It is beginning to be summer again and I am again getting depressed.  I hate hot weather.
My sons go away often on week-ends so am alone and I get so lonely in the house at night.
I always make plans with friends on these week-ends but I still have to come home to my emply lonely house.  And I get scared too.  I try to keep busy all week - am looking for a part time job and I do volunteer work which I just started so I haven't had time to get to know anyone yet.  And I don't have any friends I can call at 10 PM just to chat.  I have thought about calling a depression hotline but am afraid they will think I am suicidal which I definitely am not.  I know I can watch TV or read but it still doesn't help.  Does anyone out there get so lonely like this?  I would sure love to hear from you and how you cope.  I would love to hear from anyone!  I think it would make me feel more connected to the world.
Thanks.

harry4
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   Posted 5/27/2007 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hot humid weather makes most anxiety sufferers feel worse

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/28/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I often do feel lonely and I mentioned this to my teen just last night
I wasnt giving her hell she has her friends and is doing great so far in growing up
I think mine is more recently gotten worse theis past yr
I had looked after My mom and she passed away and now look after dad who is not doing well
I feel like an empty shell at times and will go and have a cry or two to get me out of the funk

Most often the volunteering and other things I do keep me busy during the days it is my nights BUT in the winter it is worse for me
I am sorry you feel this way and yes I do relate well
Please keep posting and getting support
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   Posted 5/28/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
God, I hate the heat and humidity, too, and we get an abundance of both in Texas. I have no idea why my ancestors came here.

So, yeah, it makes me worse, too. When it's 100+ degrees with high humidity, hardly anyone wants to go outside. And when it's still 95 degrees at 11:30 at night and the humidity's even worse, you don't even want to go out then, either. I tend to stay inside a lot and gain weight, historically. And when you do get outside and you've been in the air-conditioning, there's this incredible pressure to get out of the sun at all costs, especially if you're in work attire. You go from zero to very sweaty in literally just a few seconds.

So when you're not going outside and are more sedentary, more anxiety's a given. I've lived in more moderated climates: LA and DC. In LA it was always pretty cool except if you were a few miles from the ocean and were out in the sunlight. The nights were awesome, especially if you were on the beach. And in DC it would get really, really hot sometimes (maybe even hotter than it does here), but they actually got cool fronts and rain there. For every day it was 100 degrees, you'd have one that only made it up to 80 or so. Much more variation.

Texas is hot ALL the time (look at this: http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KATT/2006/8/28/MonthlyHistory.html) Every single day and night, all summer long, and it's our longest season. It's even worse in Houston and Louisiana, where you have the heat and insane humidity.

Before air conditioning, people made due the best they could by making ice cream or drinking beers on the porch with their neighbors. They were also more acclimated to the heat. So they were social whereas we (in the extreme climates anyway) retreat to our air conditioned homes and apartments. I think there's something to that, too.

Anyway, I LOVE to complain about the weather. It's like I'm an old man or something.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/29/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
D
Youi sound like my dad like I said he has alzheimers and I swear he has his TV to the weather station 24/7
If I am there I will hear for my entire stay over and over again about the humidy the heat the barometric presure all of it
It is one thing that he has not lost totally out of his mind ......

I am a BIG sunwhorsipper and I know I shouldnt be but I love it ............love it

Like I said winters are worse for me
Always have been or even worse is the dark and gloomy rainy days
Makes me very depressed and emotional
Go figure
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