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   Posted 11/13/2005 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   


Post Edited (meg40) : 11/15/2005 5:10:21 PM (GMT-7)

Ti Jean
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 11/13/2005 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lolo40,

I'm a new member too. I can tell things are chaotic for you. There's so much happening to you right now with the illness with your family members and friend. I worked as a therapist until I became quite depressed. I'm not putting that hat on, just responding to your pain.

First, you are not crazy! Life is complex and it's often hard to know what to do. Let me see if I understand what you're saying. Part of you wants your marriage to work, but part of you says you're not ready and at present can't give him what he wants (needs) from you. You also feel you are 'in love' with another man.

I know it's easy for me to sit back and write this, but you have strive to get clarity about your feelings and priorities . If you're not ready to try regarding your husband, you do no good by not telling him this.

There is much in your life unknown so I'm not going to get into advice giving, but you need to take care of yourself.

You're wrting to this site tells me you want to get the feelings out deal with them and have someone else know your pain.

That's a good start. Often writing things out helps with clarity and a stranger(s) can read and hopefully be objective and supportive.

I just want you to know that there is nothing wrong with you as a person, you are not carzy, mad or bad. It might help if you can get more out about what's happening. Have you sought any 'professional' care and discussed your situation with anyone? Also, you didn't mention if you were taking medication or not for the depression.

I want you to know that you have been heard. Also, I know you're not optimistic at the moment. Today is not a depressing day for me, but when the gloom settles over me I can't think in optimistic ways.

Today is my first day here too. Welcome. Hopefully it will be a helpful experience for both of us and others on this site.

Ti Jean

Ti Jean
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 11/13/2005 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HI lolo40,

Sometimes it's necessary to be a bit dependent for awhile. I can appreciate you feel anxious with her going away. Does she have a colleague she can refer you to while she is gone? I'ts important that you don't become too isolated and unable to reach out.

Just another thing I noticed from your original post where he wanted you to be 'into him'. This phrase you viewed as significant and you know that to sort things out he needs to be 'into you' as well.

What have you learend out of therapy so far? Has your therapist offered you any strategies for dealing with your issues?

Sometimes it helps to focus on the most prominent issue at the moment, work it through and that will give you a guide for handling the others.

I can tell you're in a lot of pain.

You need to believe you can make it through all of this. I believe you can.

Ti Jean

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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 11/14/2005 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lolo and welcome :-) You've gotten some excellent advice from Jean here and I don't have anything to add. Just wanted you to know somebody else is listening and cares. Life will get better. :-)
Take care, Softy

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