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j_lol

j_lol

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Hi,

I have never used a forum before but feel the need for a little support from people who know what I'm going through.

Been suffering since my teens, now at the age of 26 I have finally started CBT after a break down last year. Therapy is working really well but I'm exhausted, it's the hardest thing I have ever done. This evening I just had to give in to the black dog again because I couldn't keep it up anymore. I know tomorrow I will pull it all together again but I just needed a moment of weakness and have no-one to turn too.

Can anyone identify with this?
 
Libra1

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Hi j-lol and :welcome: to MHF :hug:

Well done on starting the Cbt, hope it helps you.:) You will find MHF friendly and supportive, take alook around the forums and join in when you can.

Take care :hug:
 
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Dollit

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Hi Jlol - I don't think it's a weakness to recognize that sometimes you have to feel what you are fighting, I think that's a strength! Keep coming back and welcome.
 
nickh

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Hi and :welcome: Jlol.

I would guess many of us could identify with what you describe - I certainly can. That bloody dog is a persistent and cunning beast. The crucial thing, in my view, is not to beat yourself up and start feeling guilty when it sneaks up on you - weakness is not a bad thing and no-one can be strong all the time. Give yourself a break and go easy on yourself.

:) as so often I know my advice is easier to give than to follow - I have certainly failed to do so often enough!

Coming here and talking it through is a good thing to do as well.

Nick.
 
j_lol

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Thank you so much to everyone who has welcomed me to this forum. I wish I had known about this place years ago. I feel so much more positive today just for knowing I'm not alone.
 
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Dollit

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Hi again Jlol - the forum only started 6 months ago so it's nice to know it looks so well established!
 
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