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Family - talking to them

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discrepancy00

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I'm having a really hard time. I live with my boyfriend. He's amazing, so supportive always. I've been trying to cope with some "apparent" psychosis. I know I need to talk to him. He's aware of my diagnosis and has visited me several times during a brief hospitalization.

The problem is not that I'm afraid of judgment or rejection. Well, maybe a little, but that's my mind making up things. I'm ashamed of my thoughts/experiences. Mostly, I don't want to make him worry. He's got a lot going on. I read recently about the strain mental illness puts on the person's family. I've caused enough damage.

Help.
 
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Zoe1

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hi discrepancy :welcome: !

what I thought while reading your post
is space and friends

do you have anyone else to talk to besides your boyfriend ?
have you asked the doctor some support ?

maybe tell him you are going through alot at the moment
and need some time to think on your own
because you dont want to give it all to him

he will probably welcome the idea

:grouphug:💜☀✨
 
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discrepancy00

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Florida
Hi, Zoe. Thanks for the welcome.

I don't have any friends within 900 miles. We recently moved to another state. I'm not even sure how to make local friends.

But, you did remind me that maybe I could find a NAMI meeting. I'm on disability so working isn't an option.

You're so right. The more support, the less "burden" (I hate that word, btw but it's early :)) on each person in my network.

Thanks for your reply! I really appreciate the perspective.
 
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