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DogGirl
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   Posted 10/15/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
Some of you might remember I posted a while ago and was thinking of trying more natural approaches to combatting my depression rather than medication. So far I've been doing really well, I took up yoga and walking which has helped out lots and the breathing exercises really help in times of stress. I started eating better which has made me feel so much better! I'm on a mainly protein and carb diet but obvioulsy I'm trying to keep it balanced so I can stay balanced. The factors which I can control are working well.
However, I'm still having problems getting on the same wave length as my parents and it's still really getting to me. I feel completely unsupported and alone with no one to talk to or understand. I began taking my Dogs to an agility class on Saturdays so I could get out and exercise, meet new people, have fun with the Dogs. I've been having a wonderful time and it has really helped me improve relationships with people not just the Dogs. My Dad has now decided that he doesn't like having to take me and fetch me and he doesn't like the thought of me taking the Dogs and therefore I have to stop going. He says he's being reasonable but I was using this experience to help me in my career when I apply for a local job with a rescue organisation next June after I complete my current course and for a degree which I want to complete. So by my Dad cutting me out of this circle it could harm my chances of work and education, he says I'm overreacting and I just feel like I'd rather live in a bus stop than live here. Can anyone help?????
 
DogGirl

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   Posted 10/15/2011 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi DogGirl,

What kind of dogs do you have? I have a german shepherd. I should have taken her to obedience classes, but ther ewas nothing to offer close enough.

I am sorry that your dad is acting this way. Maybe he will change his mind and take you. Do you have transportation of your own? How old are you? Does he know how important this is to you? Maybe he will change his mind and take you anyway. I am sorry that you are going through this.

Do keep posting. Let us know how things are going. I am interested in knowing what kind of dogs you own. I love dogs.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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DogGirl
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   Posted 10/15/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
hi karen,
I have two little dogs called Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Mine are a red colour. Some kennels offer services and its never too late for Dogs, the saying 'you cant teach an old Dog new tricks' is not true!
I'm 18 and last year I wanted to start driving lessons but my Dad told me I couldn't yet and when I paid for one lesson he got really cross and made me cancel. I have no other way of getting therr because its a rural area and there's no buses.
 
Thank you
DogGirl

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   Posted 10/15/2011 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Those are such pretty dogs. I hope that your father comes around to seeing it your way and takes you. I am sorry that you are going through this. I belive too that you can teach and old dog new tricks. They want to learn.

I hope that things get better for you. Have a nice weekend.

Hugs, Karen

PS at 18 you should be driving. They start teaching it at 16 and 17, don't they???  I am also proud of you for finding natural ways to fight depression, good job!!!
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/16/2011 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah good job DogGirl. Hoping things improve for you too. with compassion, jamie.

ps, have a lovely pure-bred pomeranian.
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

DogGirl
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   Posted 10/16/2011 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Karen. Many of my friends can drive it can be quite frustrating.

Thank you Jamie, I adore Pomeranians they are beautiful :)

Thank you both for supporting me.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/16/2011 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue   turn smilewinkgrin scool cool tongue turn smilewinkgrin smurf smurf smurf yeah yeah yeah    idea   wink   cool   :-)   tongue   turn   smilewinkgrin   smurf yeah idea jamie.
 
you are welcome. keep strong.
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

bayoub2
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   Posted 10/16/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Now there is a motley crew (crue_lol)

Maggie

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   Posted 10/16/2011 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
yep jamie. lol :-)
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