Post Edited (restless 1) : 5/30/2007 6:41:04 AM (GMT-6)
I guess my first question would be, is there any chance of you seeing the psychologist more often? Or even be able to chat to her on the phone or via email for more support?
There is a website called MoodGym http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/default.asp which provides CBT online to help treat depression, which might be worth you having a look at.
Just a question, please don't take offence, but do you think it is wise to be looking after small children? I understand how they would distract you from your issues, but that really just puts off the inevitable. Also, if you are feeling depressed, the added stress of looking after littlies may not be in your best interests. Is there something else you could do to keep busy?
I'm sorry that your local doc is not supportive and yells at you, maybe you could take hubby along to your appts so the doc is less likely to be so aggressive?
about the journal, I've filled several in my time lol, can you get a locked cupboard, or a locking diary or similar, I understand about nosey teenagers, they can be so inconsiderate, but you are entitled to your own piece of privacy if you choose to write. I have a locking desk cupboard that I have the key to, hidden in my purse.
I hope these suggestions are of some use Jane.
That's a great idea about being able to keep like an online journal. You can also do that sort of thing in Word and password protect it so no-one can open it unless they have the password. Perhaps you could even use this as an option to keep your pschologist up to date on how you are, and she may be able to give you advice in between. I am very fortunate, my psychologist will take phone calls and emails and will reply if she is concerned (obviously she can't reply to all of them).
restless, I am sorry if this is going to sound harsh...I dont intend it too. Considering your past (the abuse you suffered) which was no fault of your own but, now your allowing yourself to be victimized again. Why?
She is your daughter and I'm sure you love her very much however, that behavior isnt exceptable and your allowing it to escalate by not taking any action. In my opinion you are in danger in your own home which isnt right.
She is 19 years old, I would file for a restraining order which would put her out of your house. If your husband isnt going to step up and do anything then you have too. This cant go on...it will only increase the more you let it go on. She needs help but I sounds as if she will have to learn these lessions the hard way. I dont know...Just my opinion here.
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