I had to put my dog down the day before Thanksgiving. I still cry about it, but am getting a puppy in March so I have something to look forward to. The pup should be born any day now. I am so excited about that. I hope to go and see him when after he is born. But I want to make sure that he is walking around with eyes open. I hope to get a male, if there are enough and I want a dark one. German Shepherd puppies they are. I can't wait. I know that raising a pup in the winter is hard, but still want to do it.
It sounds like you have been through so much in your life. I am sorry for that. But we all learn and grow, even from teh bad things. So be patient with yourself. No self blame, listen to me, you are a good person and none of the things that happened are your fault. They just managed to happen in a way that was hard for you. So be good to yourself, love yourself. Treat yourself good. You deserve that.
Know that we are here for you. I am glad that you started an introductory thread. It really helps when we know a little about your history and what you are struggling with. This helps us to help you.
I always recommend counseling. That has helped so many of us. And you said that you are taking abilify? I took xanax, effexor and abilify too. Worked really well for me. But I was taking 375mg of effexor and switched to 100 mg of pristiq. Just because I could take less of it. So far so good. But I think that the abilify is what has really helped me a lot. It keeps me from thinking obsessively and helps me to focus on other things other than myself and what I am going through. So I am a lot less depressed. I really hope that it works well for you. And it doesn't seem to take as long to work. That is waht I liked about it.
Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. KNow that we are here for you.
Best wishes for a good day.
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