coping with chronic sense of dread

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   Posted 6/30/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi new here.  I am 44 and the mother of 3 kids who I love with all my heart.  I have a husband who tries to understand but since my thoughts are none stop and logically don't make sense it is hard for him.  I worry .  the same thougths of worry play over and over in my head.  I can't sleep I wake up with these thoughts.  I put on a good face most times. 
How do you stop it. I knw logically that what is done is sone but i cna't stop.  I also now may have to interview for a new job.  I don't want to change but I don't kow how long my job will be there and I am afraid if I don't make a change --then when I need to there won't be a job there .. I am in a very specialized field.  I work 5 minutes from my home and only 4 days a week ..It is perfect with kids.  The new job is 5 days and a 45 minute commute. 
I worry about my 3 kids --my girl is such a drama queen and sometimes seems to want to be sad.  Life is so hard for kids now .  I wnat to be a good parent but i know lately I haven't had a lot of patients and feel horrible about that.  I just wish it would all just end . It is crazy but when I went tothe dr last year after not going for over 8 . I wa hoping they wold find some terminal disease and I was depressed to find out I am healthy
this is going on and on .  I am so tired of beign sad and trying to act happy.  why can't I accept life for what it is and amove on and enjoy what I have which I kno w is better thenalot 

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   Posted 6/30/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
Welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you found us,and I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.

It sounds like you are a great mom,and making a job change is always scary.

Have you been to a counselor to seek help for these things? I know you are busy but even if you can arrange to meet with one once or twice a month.

These things usually do not go away without help,and it is ok to ask for help sometimes.

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Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

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   Posted 6/30/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there and Welcome to healingwell,

I, too am glad that you have found us. We are a really great, close "family" here and we all help to support each other as best we can.

I think Shy has given you some excellent advice and seeing a councillor once a week is definately something I would look into. Its amazing how the little things can make a difference.


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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there
Just wanted to add my welcome
'This is a fantastic place as Darren has said

Shy has given you great input

I have just recently come out of a severe depression
and it was the scariest thing i have gone thru....
I was constantly in a fetal position and feeling DREAD on a daily basis ..........
so I do understand some of what you are going thru

I know you will find support,caring and total understanding here on this forum
The ppl are really great as well

Stay with us ........

I wish you all the best

God Bless

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