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  1. FindingTheMeaning

    I'm Trying (A Life Story)

    Knowing you most likely read the title, I want to start out by saying this is my first time trying out an online mental health forum. To be honest, I have no idea where to start but I figure at some point everything is worth a try. I felt really called while lying in my bed indulging in my...
  2. Lostinthestatic

    My mother’s trauma is mine?

    TLDR; My mother was diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and ptsd, depression and I’m not sure what else. Sometimes her trauma feels like it was mine. Have you ever felt like this with a parent? I grew up witnessing my mom self-destruct. She was/is(?) addicted to...
  3. elliepaige20

    Anxiety has affected my life since I was 8

    Since childhood, I've always been an anxious/shy person. Growing up I had a best friend who we'll call Mandy. We used to do everything together and were really close, however I always had the strangest feeling that her mother didn't like me. One day, Mandy stopped coming into school, and her...
  4. F

    Coming face to face with an abuser from my childhood in new job.

    I have spent day two of my new job realising that I may more than likely come face to face with an abuser from my childhood. I cannot describe how horrible the prospect feels right now. I am battling anxiety and acid reflux as it is. I have done really well today, but finding that this person...
  5. G

    Understanding adult children, frustrated with parents

    Its long but please read. It will be worth it! This is not a thread to shame anybody who is still a child inside in their adult years, rather the opposite. I feel like there are a lot of people who have grown up but haven't grown up. I am one of them. A few things to point out First and...
  6. vanish

    My family sucks!

    I consider myself a survivor of my family. I endured the trauma of childhood emotional abuse at the hands of my aunt/stepmother and father and cousin/stepsister (yes I belong on the Jerry Springer Show). I was kicked out of home penniless as a teen and found there was nothing but disloyalty and...
  7. D

    Mandy and I are finished Abuse trigger

    I suspected something was wrong when Peggy went quiet after I noticed bruises on her upper arm. Sobbing she told me of being afraid my marriage to Mandy would end if she told of my wife hitting her. Proof of Mandy's nastiness happened earlier when she kicked our dog for bum-sliding again on our...
  8. E

    Not everyone is enjoying Christmas

    Christmas 2018 Not everyone is enjoying Christmas. Elena my beautiful daughter is 9 yrs old and it’s probably the last Santa Claus Christmas for her. The last time she’ll believe in the elf and his antics, the last time she’ll talk of his magic. I’m flitting between feeling numb and extremely...
  9. bluemoon2

    Should I spend the day alone?

    I dread this time of year with a passion. Whenever I spend time with my narcissistic family it never ends well, it always ends up in arguments, the blame game and scapegoating, the thought of spending Christmas with them fills me with dread. I’m worried that spending time with them will undo...
  10. C

    Hello, a bit of a story to where I am

    I went from being an extroverted infant/small child, to a painfully, embarrassingly “shy” child, to a teen who was on the verge of falling apart, to this “well rounded and functional” adult, in a private rented home, engaged to another human being, holding down a full-time job. This is going to...
  11. S

    Paranoia no, mappa destroyed everything for ten pounds

    they constanly mess everything up I try and do, go around in circles with the lot, for the last 13 yeasrs, when I tried to sort this out,instead of being five, its been 17, the socialworkers new the truth from the start, they just a victim as they had caused it as a child, ie the authorties...
  12. E

    Anxiety / Self Sabotage in Healthy Relationships

    I know this is long but please, someone, anyone, read this and help a girl out. I want to start off by saying I have never done this, or anything of this sort, and honestly just sitting down to type this has already started to ease my anxiety (slightly, but hey, its a step in the right...
  13. S

    I don't want to be here anymore

    So hi, this is my first post. I am struggling with depression and thoughts of not wanting to be here anymore. I have recently split from my partner due to pushing him away and am now a single mum to 3 children by two different dad's. How awful does that sound!? I have also managed to push away...
  14. E

    It recently dawned on me that IMO I have PTSD

    I saw my GP today, he is referring me to a specialist to get a diagnosis; I can't go in to why I think I've got it because it would take too long & I have very little energy & am always tired (I've already been diagnosed with aspergers & anxiety & I've been on anti-depressants for 27 years ie...
  15. S

    Hello

    im new to this and have never been in a froum before ,so this is a bit about myself ,i'm in my early 50's am married with 4 children ,and have been suffering with depression for a number of years , with my depression and the state of my health i decide to join the forum to see if there are other...
  16. S

    Hello

    im new to this and have never been in a froum before ,so this is a bit about myself ,i'm in my early 50's am married with 4 children ,and have been suffering with depression for a number of years , with my depression and the state of my health i decide to join the forum to see if there are other...
  17. E

    I need advices

    I'm 21 years old, I'm a woman and my love is too, we've been together for 5 years now, we both have mental health problems, two broken people who heal each other. I want a future with her, we both don't want kids but we will adopt stray animals and will treat them as our children, that's our...
  18. A

    Relationship anxiety

    Hi, I’m new here, I’m a 37 year old Dad with 2 children. I recently ended a relationship with my girlfriend. It’s the 3rd or 4th time I’ve done it now. She has been nothing but supportive, yet I continue to push her away. I am blessed in that I have 2 happy, healthy children. My children are...
  19. X

    new member. just a bit about myself

    Hey. Ive not used forums for over a year as they weren't really helping me much. Feeling a bit alone with the things going off in my life mentally and physically. Thought now would be the time to start sharing. I'm 34 suffer with PTSD and BPD and self harm. And fibromyalgia and underactive...
  20. L

    Husband with depression left me

    My husband has depression and has started (without seeing the dr) cutting down on his tablets. The other day out of no where he decided to leave me, we’ve been together 9 years and have a child. He said he has no love for me now but it wasn’t long ago he was saying how much he loved me, he’s now...
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