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  1. I’m sorry you are unhappy in your marriage. You are wise to post in this group. Thanks for sharing your feelings.
  2. Thank you for sharing a happy day! It is good to get out and enjoy nature and scenery even if you are in pain. I have chronic back pain, and I take walks and enjoy photography at the same time. There are always new things to look at and different flowers in bloom all year round. Have you considered volunteering at all? It is nice to help other people who need assistance.
  3. You should think of your depression like anyone thinks of a physical problem. People go to the doctor for all sorts of reasons and one of them is to get better. If you suffer from depression, it is not good for your brain. Have you ever done any research on Empaths? Since you feel things more deeply you might get overstimulated and that is why you have a tendency to isolate yourself. There are a lot of positive things about being an empath, so focus on those.
  4. Sorry to hear that you are having these thoughts about your life. It is a good idea to try a new therapist if you don't think the current counselor is helping you. You should explain everything to your primary doctor and he can point you in the right direction. You are doing the right thing by seeking help.
  5. That is good new. It take awhile to get used to a new place. That is a big step forward that you could feel yourself relaxing and getting adjusted to your new surroundings. You should feel happy that you noticed a positive change in how you were reacting.
  6. I'm sorry that you are struggling with anxiety and depression. Do you have any coping methods that you use? A lot of people use breathing or imagery to help calm down. Sometimes being in a different environment can be difficult. I was taught that a way to ground myself is to use my five senses. You can imagine a favorite place of yours and keep thinking about the five senses in that scenery. You can use the five senses imagery wherever you are. I hope that you are feeling better today. Be patient and breathe deep!
  7. Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. I'm glad that you have a job for the summer because that must keep you busy during the day. Do you like to do anything creative? Some people like painting, drawing or writing poetry. I like to walk, take pictures and work on various crafts. Volunteering helps me with my mood as well. A year ago I started volunteering as an ESL tutor and enjoy helping others learn English. Are there any opportunities by you to get involved with an organization? I hope that you can find something to do that interests you and meet some people that have something in common with you.
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    Sorry to hear that your S/O is having struggles with his parents. It was brave of him to perform in front of strangers. Try to encourage him to set goals for himself and keep learning new things. There is probably a long-standing history with his parents regarding their expectations. I'm sure he appreciates your concern and listening ears.
  9. Grieving takes a lot of energy and hard work. It is a process and you have to go through it to heal. Going to work could be good for you at this point. It is the best to stick to your regular routine if you can. Try setting some small goals for yourself that you know you can accomplish. That will make you feel a sense of accomplishment.
  10. Sorry to hear about your loss and that you are struggling with anxiety and depression. I felt very sad after my mom passed away also. It is good to hear that you are going for therapy. Do you know that genetic testing is available to see which medicine is the right one for your body's genetic make up? The testing confirmed that I had been prescribed the wrong medication and I was able to find a better choice for myself. Getting outside in nature, exercising and volunteering help me a lot with my mood. Keep looking for a solution.
  11. Chronic pain and depression/anxiety go together very often. Concentrate on the things that you can do and enjoy and continue with those activities. If you need help doing some chores, it is okay to ask for help. Try to be aware of other triggers for your depression besides the pain and plan ahead so that you will be prepared. Eating a healthy diet and walking can also improve your mood. I have chronic back pain and what has helped me is something I read that said "the pain loses, and I win." Hope that you can find some good coping skills.
  12. Sorry to hear that school has been triggering your anxiety. It is good that you are getting your assignments in on time because that is important. Keeping track of your projects in an organized way and not waiting until the last minute will benefit you. Also another thing that could help you would be to get extra help if you are struggling with the subject matter. Have you considered starting a self-care plan that consists of eating healthy and exercising? Talk therapy is also an option for you to try. I hope you can find ways to combat the anxiety.
  13. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time with depression. Did you know that there is genetic testing available to figure out the best medicine if you would consider medicine? I had the testing done because I was having some medication side effects so I found the best medicine for my genetic make-up. Talk therapy is also beneficial and can help you with setting goals that you can get a sense of accomplishment from. I hope you can find a therapist so that you don't have to suffer so much. Keep looking for a solution.
  14. Sorry to hear that you have suffered with depression for so many years. I agree that you need to talk to a crisis counselor right away. It is good that you are reaching out for help on this forum. Did you know that there is genetic testing available to find out which medication is the best for your body to process? I found the best choice for me through the testing. Keep looking for a solution. My thoughts are with you.
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