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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
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When I was 10 months old my mum walked out on me. I'm now 20 and for the past 16/17 years she's been in and out of my life. I've never really had a real connection with her and I think that has partly contributed to my social anxiety and my depression but for the first time in a long time I actually feel like I can stand on my own two feet and I'm going to be OK. Today I've done what I think I should have done a long time ago, I've walked away with complete clarity that everything is going to be ok. I have my counselling scheduled and I'm starting to go out the house more. Today started as a bad day but I feel like it's ending as a good one. Tomorrow will be the start of new beginnings! To everyone out there with anxiety and depression, remember: you can concur the world if you just give yourself that one chance to do so! Tomorrow I erg you to do something different! Everyday is a blessing 😊

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Struggling777

That's just wonderful. All good luck and very best wishes. Such a positive post and brilliant to hear.

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Lucyf97

Thankyou so much! ☺️

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Hidden
Hidden

That's a really positive post I'm happy for you and glad you have that clarity.Good luck x

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
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Thankyou! That means a lot x

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Hidden
Hidden

Your welcome x

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Marquis784

Congrats! Taking positive steps in the right direction will continue to help you build momentum. Learning coping strategies for when things don't feel so optimistic to remind you that it can turn around. Best wishes!

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to Marquis784

Thankyou! ❤️

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Heidi1066

🍀💕

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Gloria_carr

Thank u sweetheart! U is a brave young woman your post help me so much todaybefore reading this i had an aniexty headache making decision but this helped calm me thank u & everything is up hill for u! 💜💜💜

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to Gloria_carr

Aw thankyou! I'm glad that it helped you! ❤️

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Gloria_carr
Gloria_carr
in reply to Lucyf97

Now i need u to smile all day even if u dont feel like it!!

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to Gloria_carr

I will do my very best 😁☺️

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Heidi1066

Hi Lucyf97 ... What a positive strong person ... 😊 i wish you all the luck and happiness 🍀 x

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
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Thankyou so much! ❤️

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Struggling777

Hi Lucy

Hope your weeks going well. Lots of luck 🌻

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Lucyf97

Thankyou ☺️

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KittyJump

My dad walked out on me when I was 2 years old, do you have other positive people in your life? All I can say is focus on them :-)

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to KittyJump

I'm sorry to hear that. I have my dad and my step mum and nan but I've never really been close to them. I have some friends but they aren't the type of friends that you can call up in the middle of the night if you've got a problem and you need them. I have however been to my GP about seeing a therapist to see if that would help so I am doing what I can 😊

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KittyJump
KittyJump
in reply to Lucyf97

That's really good :-) I understand what you mean, few people are people who are there in all good and bad, that is really hard to find, I think often when you have a parent who walks out you really need that, I know I do, the doc give you a timescale?

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to KittyJump

Yeh I really need that too. Just haven't found it yet 😞. There's a slight waiting list to see someone but I have a telephone consultation to see how severe my anxiety is to see if I can get bumped up the list 😊

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KittyJump
KittyJump
in reply to Lucyf97

Ok that's really positive :-) can I offer you some advice about the tel app? All to often we anxiety people are very strong and we can underplay how bad we feel to others, it doesn't hurt to overplay it at least a little to get help quicker, be honest though :-)

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to KittyJump

Yeh thanks! I will be honest totally. I do want to get help 😊

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Marquis784
Marquis784
in reply to Lucyf97

She is absolutely right! Do not think that you are being dramatic when explaining your anxiety. It can be a debilitating thing that we develop maladaptive coping strategies for until they no longer help. So, don't hold back when expressing your need for help. Put yourself first!

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Lucyf97
Lucyf97
in reply to Marquis784

Thankyou! I will try my best ☺️

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