Coping on your own

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   Posted 12/5/2006 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
There are times that I really hate myself for making Rob come over here all the time to look after me, when he should be having some fun of his own and I'm just too depressed or manic for him not to be here.
Today is his birthday.
I'm really down right now, it's morning.
I am NOT looking forward to the morning of uni, though the afternoon should be better.
I have no money left to buy food at lunch either.
And I'm quite ill.
What I want to do is stay in bed and cry.
But I can't really; I've missed far too many tuesday mornings and it's only tuesday mornings that we do physics labs on.
But... I don't want to call him or text him to get him to call me to cheer me up either.
It's his birthday.
I can't be depressed today.
It's just not fair!

So how do people go about trying to cope on their own and struggle through it so that they take some of the pressure off their loved ones?

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/5/2006 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
The long answer or the short answer? A very good and understanding therapist.

Research a bit and see if you can figure out whether a cognitive-behavioralist would be better, or try to dig up a Rogerian. There are also other schools of thought. No all therapists will tell you up front about their methods because most of them can't even identify it down to one thing. A Rogerian will know absolutely that they are (it is intrinsically different than others which are so common in the USA). I think it is easier to find Rogerians outside of the USA than in it, but no matter, a therapist is what you need.

THey are paid to listen to you...whether you have a huge problem, you need to vent, you need to whine...they are paid to hear it all AND be supportive. A good one will know how to help you help yourself in the future and not need the therapist as much, or even at all.

Sorry you are depressed.
The Lady Dragonfly
Yes, it was me...I know because I was there when I did it. Lupus sufferer, bipolar II sufferer. Currently on Indocin for chronic pericarditis related to lupus, and cherishing every deep breath without pain. Currently in graduate school for mental health counseling, class of Fall 2007. Vegan and loving it!

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