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Loneliness and anxiety

Hi there, I'm new here and am experiencing a relapse with anxiety, I have no friend to turn to, I am retired and feeling increasingly lonely, I find it hard to push myself to seek out help.

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Hi Emel1 and welcome!

I battle anxiety also. Up until March of this year it was out of control. Just the thought of getting help made me anxious. I gave anxiety a lot of power.

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I go to EA emotions anonymous. It is a 12 step program for anxiety and depression. It has really helped me.

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Oh wow! I have never heard of it until now. I'm going to see what's available in my area. Great info!

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How are you doing today?

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Had never heard of EA Emotions either, have checked this out but unfortunately there is no group in Scotland which is where I live.

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Hi Emel,

I'm going to check now.

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There are no meetings near me.

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Oh well, will just keep searching for something that may help, the funny thing is as the day goes on I don't feel so bad, if I could only wake up feeling good about myself, that would be a deal breaker ☺

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Hmm I experience the same thing sometimes. You are the first I've heard say that.

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I know that it can be very difficult to look past the anxiety and depression. I have delt with depression most of my life, but the anxiety is something new for me. Give your self credit for the small victories. For example if you went to the store, or did some gardening, no matter how small. I would focus so much on everything I didn't or couldn't, and would of course make me feel worse and feed into my anxiety and depression. Now I try to let myself enjoy my small victories though out the day and I try to be a blessing to others, no matter how I might feel. Keep reaching out.

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