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Moving Home Chaos/Anxiety

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes

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"shoulda made a left toin at Alba-koi-kee."
I’m just starting the process of moving home again and every time I do it I end up becoming quite unwell, I’ve sussed out what might be part of the reason but that’s not going to help me in this moment.

Is there any reason for me to contact my psych team? I don’t think I’ll have proper access to them at this short notice but is there anything that could be prescribed that might be helpful?
 
Luci

Luci

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What do you think it is that makes the situation so difficult for you? My care team prescribe me a low dose of diazepam when I am struggling with anxiety and distress, helps calm me somewhat so I can function better
 
Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes

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"shoulda made a left toin at Alba-koi-kee."
It’s partly the chaotic way my partner likes to work, I like to pack logically and splitting helps me with getting rid of stuff but she’ll spend 4 hours going through a box of bric-a-brac. I’m literally triaging into crap for the bin, useful but not needed so charity shop or stuff we’re going to need.

A long story cut short is that it reminds me of points in my childhood when my parents were always moving home around which there were scenarios that have done some real heavy damage. I haven’t told my partner of thirty years the nature of events that caused the damage as I’m so ashamed despite me being the victim.
 
Luci

Luci

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I understand that your past experience will be making this concerning for you. Just remember that you and your partner are in control of this, it is not the same as the past, you are moving to a new home together :) if you want them to understand better I would try to sit down and explain briefly how the move is stirring bad memories and negotiate a system that will make it less stressful for you? Does your partner understand your system? I'm sure they will if you explain♡ dont be ashamed of your past experience, it is not your fault, talking about it and helping them understand is the first step to recovering.
 
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