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Just want some support.

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Butterfly76

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Not sure where to start really. I've had depression for many years. Last night I self harmed. My 15 year old son knows what I did and I've had to talk to him about it. I feel such a terrible mother for putting him through this. It was totally my fault as I had alcohol and I know I just can't drink at all any more. I just feel such a let down.
 
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Mr Ploppy

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You’ve raised a 15 year old son.

I couldn’t even do that.

I have 3 step children that don’t want to know me and a wife that wouldn’t give me the time of day.

I’ll leave this earth with less money than I entered it and I’m an accountant.

This when you feel a let down.

It’s difficult to find support, I gave up on the idea a long time ago.
 
Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

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Nonsense, this is a SUPPORT GROUP. Of course one feels very let down when you succumb to old patterns but the good news is you can use this slip up to keep you from doing self harm again. If you don't want to expose your son to this behavior, find out everything you can about it.

I had bad behavior of a different sort when my sons were 13, 14 and 15. I sure wish I'd felt bad enough about it to change what I was doing.
 
Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

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Butterfly, it sounds like if you make a commitment to never have alcohol, you may very well be on your way to stability. I can't drink alcohol either or I'm depressed the next day.
:hug5: love, Poopie Doll
 
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JCPraha

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We try to be supportive here. Depression is so difficult. Of course it is great if there are people around you who are supportive. However, this is not easy to come by. Many people don't understand, and don't support people with mental health issues. I truly know how this is. I have been fighting against my own depression for many years. My wife doesn't understand it and wants to divorce me. It is very difficult and sad. But I really understand your struggles. I hope I can give you some type of support. Only another person who fights these problems themself could possibly understand.
 
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