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  1. J

    Desperately seeking help and advice about lying - LONG

    Hi all, I really didn't know where to turn to so I thought I'd try this for any experiences that people may have had with a situation similar to mine. This is about someone that suffers from compulsive/pathological lying and how I can help this person. Ok, so.. my partner and I have been...
  2. qwerty1234

    I get insecure really easily.

    I learned I have an anxious attachment style, which makes sense. I have been getting good email response from my boss and now I am having to wait for a reply and it makes me anxious. My thought is that I embellished my resume which I showed him and that he is upset about it. My thought is...
  3. J

    Anxiety getting worse again

    Hey everyone! This may come off as a rant but here goes. I (27F) suffer from anxiety. 2 years ago (when I could afford to!) I spent a lot of time with a therapist working towards these issues. I feel like my symptoms are getting worse again and I would just like to know what to do or...
  4. W

    Depression and problem avoidance - help me understand my partner

    Hi all, my partner has been diagnosed with severe depression and moderate anxiety. For the past year he seemed fine and happy except that his sleep became erratic, he gained weight, he stopped taking care of his appearance etc. I knew he was stressed at work but he said he was fine. Then, just...
  5. qwerty1234

    Work rant

    My work is sophisticated and takes a lot of thinking, so I do it in bursts. I have finished about 2/3 of a small but careful project and don't feel as rewarded or grateful as I think i should. I like external validation a lot and I think that may be part of the reason. I also experience a...
  6. 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...
  7. A

    Falling back into old patterns

    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum, but given my condition, I think it is. I'm a 26 year old guy. Last year I was diagnosed with type 1 bipolar with psychotic features, along with schizophrenia and pstd. I was in therapy and on medication. I was doing pretty good and my therapist said...
  8. M

    GAD with depressive episodes, and detaching from partner

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and I really hope someone could help me better understand my situation, or tell me that is normal what I'm going through. Sorry for the lenght of my thread. Me and my boyfriend are together from 5 years, and I've always thought he is my person. Never a doubt...
  9. FadeToBlack

    No help from the Government with PIP

    Hi All, I don't know why they rejected me. I had help with an occupational therapist from the NHS to fill the form out, and they have ignored the whole thing and completely sided with the consultation lady I spent less than 20 mins with - cherry picking what they wanted to dismiss me and my...
  10. B

    Just needed a space to talk mental health related stuff

    My name is Liz. I'm just here because I needed to find others to talk to about my depression and anxiety related stuff. I thought I could beat it. Tried yoga, meditation, writing in journal, positive thinking, exercising... they work great for a while but not that long so I realize that it's...
  11. C

    Depressed, Almost Jobless and Lost

    Hi, I'm feeling so lost. I've struggled with depression, anxiety and OCD for 12+ years (I'm 26). I am currently having a really hard time keeping it together. A few years ago, I tried applying for disability due to my crippling mental illness. I was rejected and was forced to try to find a job...
  12. Y

    Feel Hopeless, down... Dont know what to do

    Might be a long one so bear with me. I want to remain anomonous so wont give too many details. I have been suffering with depression and anxiety for years since the break up of my last relationship through adultery on my part (big mistake I regret everyday). I have a young child with ex partner...
  13. spacecandy


    I've been suffering from PTSD and insomnia since December 2008. I don't leave the house much at all unless I have to for work. Nice to find a site as I don't feel alone. UK here
  14. T

    Anxiety Disorder fiancee

    This is a long one, not sure if I'm being fair or if she is for real. BACKGROUND: I am a 41yr old male w/ my 40yr old fiancee in a 3yr relationship, engaged approx 2yrs ago, and live together. I don't accept her negative reactions, I am nice to her, she does have an anxiety disorder, and these...
  15. tragicpink

    introduce yourself (right on!)

    Hi i'm tragicpink and i just joined this forum. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD (all professionally diagnosed) and i thought it would be nice to join a place for people who are similar to me in these ways. I'm 20 years old and i'm in school...
  16. T


    I have been suffering with anxiety and stress. I transitioned to.job. I work for the NHS and my actual job was moved over to another hospital in the same Trust. A few changes; one it's further away fm my home, my boss is a very aggressive lady and the job is a little different. She has triggered...
  17. C

    Is there anyone else like me?

    I’m 19 year old who lives with both parents. I have 3 sisters and a brother all of which have moved out and earn a living. I struggle to find a job even though I have qualifications nothing seems to go right for me. I’m basiacally the family disappointment I’ve suffered bad depression for more...
  18. qwerty1234

    I can't be myself around people

    I am too direct and nosy by nature. I am transparent myself. And I think a lot about psychology and relationships. I would ask questions that turn people off, like about whether my friend is still married, or what people think of me, I would never pass a work interview because I would say...
  19. B

    Work and other related dismal affairs

    Hi, I'm new to these forums so I would just like to introduce myself. I have had mild to severe anxiety ever since I can remember. It has caused me some health problems with my stomach and my thyroid and I want this to end. I don't really know why I'm posting here. I don't expect easy...
  20. S

    Does pretending to be happy work?

    So I was wondering whether pretending to be happy or watching lots of comedy movies and just generally tryin to be happy work? Playing games or watching funny YouTube vids? Like pretending to be happy till you forget you're pretending ? Bojack ref I know, but has it or can it work?