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Hello everyone I am single mother struggling with anxiety, I feel like it has been taking over my life and it makes me sad because I don’t like to isolate my self and I have no one to turn to. I definitely feel alone in this and no one understands my condition.

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You’re definitely not alone. Ive recently been dwelling in my own thoughts and it’s tough but writing how I feel on here and reading people’s advice and what they’re going through.. helps me find a little comfort. Right now, you need to find a comfort. You need to talk to someone who you can lean on during this time. That could be a family member or friend. And if you can’t, that’s okay. But find something you can find joy in. A place, a person, a movie, etc.. just start there

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Thank you I definitely am struggling and definitely need to find something or someone to help me motivate my self to not feel the way I am, anxiety is definitely nothing fun.

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You are not alone. For the past four months I have been going through the worst relapse of my life. The anxiety is off the roof, the depression is numbing and the intrusive thoughts they pushing me border suicidal. How do I cope? I reached out for help. My psychiatrist helps in terms of medication and my husband is super supportive, and mostly and as silly as this sounds take it one day at a time. Wake up prepared that it would be challenging but learn to find the joy in one small thing everyday. Mine is watching a tv show with my hubby and then going to bed at night even with the thoughts running through my head. Please reach out. You don’t have to go through this alone

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I’m so sorry to hear that but your right about not being alone in this, sometimes I feel like something is wrong with me because I know it’s all in my head but there are times I can contain myself and I feel like I failed my self when it happens my depression i think comes from my anxiety because i feel like i isolate myself for sure when it hits me and i just want to be alone and not bring down no one with me. My anxiety has definitely been pretty high these past couple of months and what keeps me okay is staying home and watching funny movies.

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Hiya, you are right, isolation can make anxiety worse and social contact with others is definitely beneficial. Now that I am retired, the thing I miss the most, is my work colleagues, so I have to make every effort to fill that gap. Being with other people forces you to think about other things and helps prevent you from dwelling on your own issues. But please rest assured there is nothing 'wrong' with you. Take care,

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Yes isolated myself is definitely hurting me but sometimes I don’t want to drag no one with my feelings so that what I stay away, but work does actually help me because they help me feel better keep me company to keep my mind off things through out my day sometimes I don’t like the weekend to get here because I feel alone I don’t have many friends so I tend to end up being alone and I’m ready fo go back to work because I have people that I’m surrounded with to make me happy I am thinking I need to look for a hobby to look forward about something to keep me busy every single day. Thank you so much

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It is all in our head, because that’s where our brain is hehe I always tell that to my friends. I learned to accept the idea that sometimes my brain gets sick just like the flu. When it happens I would do the things you do when you take care of an organ that is slightly sick. In case of depression and anxiety it is avoiding stress, GETTING sufficient sleep, surrounding myself with people I feel comfortable with, only family and close friends and as I said looking forward every day to a small joy. I might be silly but sometimes it is just a cup of warm milk before heading to bed. There is nothing wrong with you, you haven’t failed, in fact you are surviving and getting through a hard phase with a lot of courage

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Thank you so much for your words hearing them makes me feel better. Yesterday definitely was a hard day my anxiety was on a high level and it definitely took a toll on me I will take up on your advice I like the way you said to treat it like it was the flu. Talking on here and listening to everyone is very comforting because you definitely understand my feelings and that helps me a lot this is definitely very hard phase but your right I’m getting through this thank you so much!

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How can I save your post?? I love it and is solid advice I really need to hear ALOT! Would like to be able to refer back to it! Do you know how to save a post?

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Tashalyn post that is!

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You're never alone!

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Thank you so much I love the support from everyone and I will also be here for anyone that needs to talk as well. 😊

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You are not alone! Anxiety makes you feel this way but you are not. We’re all in this battle together ❤️

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Thank you so much ❤️ anxiety is definitely a horrible battle many of us fight alone I’m really happy I joined this group I’m so thankful for all the support from everyone especially people that are understanding my issues I am going through.

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