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Advice for the week.



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Mar 28, 2016
I am currently experiencing high levels of anxiety and would like some advice... I have recently started a new job after unfortunately losing my previous just before Christmas this was a tough time but I managed to get through it. I secured a new job about an hours drive from my home town and as my partner works in my hometown we decided it would be best to move a little closer to my new job to an area well connect with train lines as I don't currently drive. 8 weeks in I have just been told that the company I'm working for has run into some financial difficulty and my job not safe when I reach the end of my probation 4 weeks from now so naturally I am concerned by this. My boyfriend is going away for just over a week travelling through europe so I will be home alone during that time. I do not have any family or friends close by and currently I am commuting for three hours overall each day which means I have very early starts and don't get in full quite late meaning that of if I was to arrange friends to visit it would be very difficult. This next part may sound ridiculous but with recent terror attacks in Europe I am really panicked by the thought of my boyfriend spending time there. Apologies if this all sounds a bit ridiculous but day 1 and I haven't eaten all and am currently struggling to sleep so any advice of how to get through the next few days would be really appreciated.


Jun 20, 2015
Sounds like you are stressed,I would use the time to relax and unwind from all the problems,maybe decide where you will try to get work next, cook good food,relax,chill out,put your feet up and try and rest.
I know having a loved one away and in potentially dangerous places isn't going to make it easy to relax,but the odds of dying in a terrorist attack are 1 in 9.3 million.

A Data Scientist Explains Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack

Try and be reassured that your boyfriend will enjoy his trip and come home safe.Why not try get out do some shopping have a coffee at a coffee shop or a pub meal,enjoy your own company too.A few days will soon go by quickly!I hope you get by ok on your own.Ring someone like the GP or the Samaritans on 116 123 if it gets too much for you.Nikitax