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    gs22 got a reaction from Jalen in Close Call   
    You're a wonderful human being and I wish only the very best for you.
    You're a terrific kid!!! 
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    gs22 got a reaction from Natasha1 in Close Call   
    You're a wonderful human being and I wish only the very best for you.
    You're a terrific kid!!! 
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    gs22 reacted to Natasha1 in Close Call   
    Jalen...im so happy it didnt happen. please please call a crisis line in your area or 1 800 273 TALK. im very concerned about you.
    you can depend on us here too although timing could be an issue. so please call
    hugs as always
    Nat
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    gs22 reacted to Man of Sorrows in Close Call   
    Don't let the depression win. You are in control of your life, not this illness. You are in control. Reach out and get the help you need. You can overcome this. I believe in you.
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    gs22 reacted to quentin360 in Close Call   
    Great words, Man of Sorrows. Jalen you are just to young to end what can and most likely will be a fantastic life/future...
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    gs22 reacted to carter_burn1 in One Good Reason   
    Bro you take self-awareness to a new level...I'm seriously so happy I met you and can call you a friend, I'm proud and glad to know you. I too am influenced by the emotional energy of people and places...it's like magnetism, we don't see it, but it affects everything on a different level than our brains can physiologically understand. I also question encounters that never happen...when I'm attracted to a person or situation, and I don't go in the direction that I feel I'm being pushed, I do wonder about the possibilities and start thinking about free will and existentialism. We're a lot alike man so I don't want you to feel alone!
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    gs22 got a reaction from Lady Mozzer in Anxiety   
    I'm sorry to hear your mother is suffering so.  Just try your best to take care of yourself while you're there for her. 
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    gs22 reacted to carter_burn1 in Anxiety   
    I sure will keep y'all in my thoughts and I might even try out a prayer or two for you! 
    I can tell you from experience that anxiety level during the day is directly related to the amount and quality of sleep you get at night. Insomnia = anxiety. Hopefully her doctor is one of the good ones and treats the insomnia first. If you guys can get her sleeping right, chances are great that her anxiety symptoms will fix themselves.
    Good luck to you, your mama, and everybody else in your family!
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    gs22 reacted to Natasha1 in Anxiety   
    thinking of you LM
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    gs22 reacted to carter_burn1 in Emotion   
    Dude...
    Sometimes, our emotions are so far from logical, it's crazy. Highs and lows, alternating from feeling up up up and down down down...it's too much to handle, sometimes. I know a bit about your situation, and I know your options for dealing with this stuff are really limited. I just want to give you some real, honest encouragement that's not total BS...you're honestly doing everything you can right now. I really believe that. You're fighting as hard as a person can, you're being honest...the value of that cannot be oversold. Your honesty is going to be your biggest ally in the fight to level out and find some emotional stability. Just keep using your support system, and like I was saying earlier, you will find your groove and level out. A lot of people with this problem really worry me and I don't have much hope for a full recovery...but I know for sure that if you hang in there, you will be fine. You'll be better than fine. I'm always in your corner, buddy, and I'm not going anywhere. Hang in there, guy. You're doing a great job.
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    gs22 got a reaction from Jalen in Everything dies   
    I feel for you and @rainingviolets as to what she wrote.  I had to read it a few times not cause it wasn't understandable but I'm just feeling sad today and enervated.  I don't blame you for keeping a mask.  I've been doing it forever, at work/school, in public.  I'm a very private person, it's not just the reaction that I don't want to have to manage.  I know how it feels to lose control when you so desperately don't want to.  The fact (of course) that it wasn't your fault, or anyone's, or rainingviolets', doesn't mean that you or I don't hate when it happens.  That awful moment of exposure, of vulnerability is the pits.  I've lost that mask at different points but not at work.  At work, I'd get my chest totally flooded when unrealistic (and unfair) demands would be made on me.  I couldn't type, do my work, I'd be paralyzed, unable to think my way out of it.
    Listen, I'm here for the two of you.   You can say what you want, how much want, how little you want.  Don't think for a minute I wouldn't understand.  I think it's gross that friends would abandon someone, just when the going gets rough or is at its roughest.  Then what's point of friends. 
    That whole thing about getting out of the hole  . . . I think that comment is the most patronizing one of all.  I've gotten: pull yourself together!  Yeah, uh, like to, ya wanna tell me how (sigh). 
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    gs22 got a reaction from herba in Everything dies   
    I feel for you and @rainingviolets as to what she wrote.  I had to read it a few times not cause it wasn't understandable but I'm just feeling sad today and enervated.  I don't blame you for keeping a mask.  I've been doing it forever, at work/school, in public.  I'm a very private person, it's not just the reaction that I don't want to have to manage.  I know how it feels to lose control when you so desperately don't want to.  The fact (of course) that it wasn't your fault, or anyone's, or rainingviolets', doesn't mean that you or I don't hate when it happens.  That awful moment of exposure, of vulnerability is the pits.  I've lost that mask at different points but not at work.  At work, I'd get my chest totally flooded when unrealistic (and unfair) demands would be made on me.  I couldn't type, do my work, I'd be paralyzed, unable to think my way out of it.
    Listen, I'm here for the two of you.   You can say what you want, how much want, how little you want.  Don't think for a minute I wouldn't understand.  I think it's gross that friends would abandon someone, just when the going gets rough or is at its roughest.  Then what's point of friends. 
    That whole thing about getting out of the hole  . . . I think that comment is the most patronizing one of all.  I've gotten: pull yourself together!  Yeah, uh, like to, ya wanna tell me how (sigh). 
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    gs22 reacted to rainingviolets in Everything dies   
    When I first read this I had to walk away from it for awhile. I actually didn't think I'd be able to leave a comment. I'm glad that the day went well for you, but I sympathize with the comments that would have been better left unsaid. I had my breakdown at work in front of my boss, my coworkers, several close friends, and some other people. I had been known as the "put together woman" who life was all about perfection and control. I dissolved into a blob of hysteria on the floor. It was ugly. Very ugly. People were shocked. People were speechless. I should have sold tickets to the show. The comments that were made to me in the days that followed were not nice. My friends abandoned me. I will probably tell the story here some time, but I'm not ready yet. I just want you to know that understand what those empty first days at home are like. I want you to know I understand how thoughtless comments hurt. It's been a few years and I still struggle with the memory of that day.
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    gs22 got a reaction from Jalen in Don't know why I bothered   
    Hi, Jalen.  ITA with quentin to have faith in yourself regardless of how you're feeling at any given moment.  Remember that you're a wonderful person and that we believe in you. 
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    gs22 got a reaction from RiverLight in Ex Boyfriend Mess Up   
    You write extremely well, in terms of expressing what you're thinking and feeling.  Whenever I feel I've taken one step forward I wish I hadn't, I tell myself, you can now take three steps back.  This means giving myself the time and space I need to process things.  I hope you're feeling better, RiverLight.
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    gs22 got a reaction from RiverLight in On My Way Back Up   
    I'm really glad you're feeling better.  You really deserve nothing but the best in life. 
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    gs22 reacted to quentin360 in Lonely   
    Hello again Jalen, first of all never say never. You are for sure a younger version of myself. In public school I had one person that I could call my friend. I was very, very shy and just could not relate to the other kids, not that they wanted me to. I was always last to be picked, if at all, to play sports. I was disabled at a very young age and I was made fun of by everyone for the way I walked. I never was invited to sleepovers or camping or anything. Throughout school I never had a girlfriend. But then after losing my sight, I started going to another school out of town and everything changed for the better, aside from being blind of course. I made friends with everyone and I even got a girlfriend. I got involved in sports, scouts and was class president as well as being the best swimmer on our swim team. My point Jalen is that things can change on a dime, bad happened to me real fast and I wasn't sure at all what to do. But at the same time good things came about and I was OK. Don't sell yourself short, don't believe the your telling yourself because great things can be right around the corner. I hope that you don't have to go through what I did to realize this...Put yourself out there and take a chance...your friend Quentin 
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