Single mother depression

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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/10/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I'm new to this site. But I'm glad I found it because I just don't know what to do anymore. I think im extremely depressed. I'm a single mom of a 1 year old little girl. I'm about to be 21 at he end of the month. I don't do anything except go to school and raise my daughter. I had to quit my job last week because I would start crying out of nowhere alllllll the time and it was so embarrassing because half the time I don't really know what I was crying about. I have a very negative, critical mother. My parents help me out financially and I live in the basement. I'm thankful that they help me while I get on my feet but I don't think I can take all the negativity anymore. I have no energy whatsoever, I don't want to be bothered with anyone including my daughter which is sad. I have to force myself to play with her. I'm not happy at all! And to make things worse I'm so lonely. I haven't dated anyone in 2 years. And the last time I was intimate i found out I was pregnant. My daughter's father doesn't do anything and has moved on with his life. He's the only man I've ever loved and it just hurts knowing I wasn't good enough for him. On top of everything I've been diagnosed with cancer but I have yet to tell anyone yet and I've known since may of this year. Children should be their parents motivation and honestly I feel like a horrible person and mother since I'm not capable of loving my daughter the way she deserves or supporting her on my own. I'm tempted to give up because nobody understands how I feel.

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   Posted 12/10/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nicole,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. You have come to a good place. I am so sorry for what you are going through, but you have a lot of postive things going on too. You do have your parents helping you and you have a beautiful little girl in your life. Take the time to spend time with her. These will be good memories for you.

I hope that you don't mind me asking, but what type of cancer do you have? Wat stage is it in? Are you giong to have to get surgery or chemo or anything? I hope it is something easy to cure. Please inform us of what is going on.

I know that you said that there is a lot of negativity going on in the household. Try to over look that and change the atmosphere with positive things.

I am sorry that the father isn't around. but that could change as he matures. It is his little girl after all. Does he help in any way? Are you getting child support? I sure do hope so.

If you want to move out, then check with the department of human services and ask for help. They might set you up in your own house. That might make things seem better for you.

Keep posting and know that we care.

Take care...

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 12/11/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
sending healing compassionate energy your way. jamie. keep strong.

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