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AngieB -Depression



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Dec 22, 2014
Hello to everyone out there. I don't know if you would all accept me as I live in Ireland but have no friends at all. I am 54 years old, married with 4 children....2 girls, a son and 1 daughter. Daughter 1. is married to an Irish farmer and i have 3 beautiful granddaughters. Daughter 2. is married to a Captain for Quatar Airlines and they live in Bahrain with a son and a daughter. Son has just got engaged and our last daughter lives and works in Dublin.
I suffer with severe depression. I am currently seeing a therapist, only 3 weeks into it and now she has to take holidays. Sorry i forgot to add that my son lives at home with us and so does my 88 year old mother in law who does not like me and the feeling is mutul. i cry all the time. i want to get sick. i hate my life. i feel like my husband doesn't care. He works in another county so he comes home on a Friday night at 7pm and leaves on a Monday morning at 4am. If i phone him to chat about how i am feeling and about what his mom would have done. He screams at me callings me fffff mental and that i cannot even cope with that. My son is also seeing a therapist but has completed 5 years at college and went straight to work. He passes with Distinctions and Honours and has his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering. 6 months into his work i got a call to say he had a break down and i needed to fetch him. It broke my heart. he suffers with severe panic attacks and his therapist has told us no work for him for at least a year. I know this is about me but i just wanted you to try and kind of see what is going on. I really hope to somebody out there relates to this as i am sad lonely bitter ugly person:low:
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Jun 25, 2013
hello and welcome to the forums

all are welcome here



:welcome: to the forum. You are very welcome and certainly not exempt from posting here due to living in Ireland. We are open to all of the UK, Europe and other countries too as you will see when you start to post as I hope you will.
We have a very active depression forum where you will find fellow sufferers ... and supporters .... who will empathise with your circumstances. I hope you can find some friendship here.

A difficult Mother in law whose son leaves you to cope alone when depressed sounds like a nightmare to handle. You don't deserve to be called crazy and yelled at for failing to cope with that situation!

I'm also very sorry to hear about your son....he's done so well educationally and at work, and it's not fair that he has ended up with MH problems too.... but it happens, sadly. I am sure that you will be the right person to help him through it and to understand how badly mental illness can affect your life.

Keep posting on here and we'll try to persuade you that you are not a sad, lonely, bitter, ugly person at all, but worthwhile, possibly misunderstood and definitely under supported!

Take care and please let me know if you need help finding your way around the forum.


Well-known member
Aug 17, 2012
The West Country
Welcome to the forum AngieB.
Of course you are more than welcome here.
I'm sorry to hear of your struggles. I'm sure others here can definitely relate.
By the way, while you may feel sad and lonely, I bet you're not bitter or ugly. :hug1:
Purple Chaos

Purple Chaos

Well-known member
Oct 23, 2014
Hi AngieB and welcome to the forum.

I'm not surprised that you feel sad, lonely and angry. You have an awful lot to cope with. Post as much as you like on here. A problem shared and all that. We might not be able to make life easier for you but we can listen and support you if you feel like you need to share or vent. :hug1:


Well-known member
Jan 25, 2012
Hi AngieB, of course you are welcome here :grouphug: I'm sorry to hear of all you are dealing with, I'm sure you are not an 'ugly' person, but I know what you mean when you feel your emotions are ugly and bitter, but I think you have cause to feel as you do given all you are having to cope with. I hope you find it supportive here, and :welcome:
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