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Will I always feel this way?

Scared, anxious, sad, questioning and defeated? Every part of me hurts and I feel so alone. I have no one and no where to turn to... Emotionally and financially a wreck... looking for encouragement. :(

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I feel the same way. As many on here have told me you're not alone. I'm new to this forum and I'm glad I found it. It helps to hear from other people that understand what you're going through.

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Thank you. I'm new here as well and it does help knowing there are others who feel this way too.

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I also feel the same way. I honestly can’t even fathom the thought of NOT feeling this way. When you thought a little bout of depression would be over the next day and here it is, years later. 😕

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Sorry, just realized my response was not the most encouraging. But I say that to say, you AREN’T alone. And I know that doesn’t make it any better but at least you can feel better about yourself. You can’t help but feel the way you do. It literally is what it is. So don’t be down on yourself.

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Hi KristinK67 sorry you're going through such a tough time and I can definitely relate. I am also a fan of meditation and journalling to help ease my anxiety. Available to talk more if you want. Hold On Pain Ends, let's HOPE.

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I totally understand your situation, i once was in the same state as you, but trust me it does get better as time goes by, stay strong and have faith in yourself, you can get through everything independently or not ❤ Look after yourself and take care please

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Oh my goodness...I'm so sorry youre going through all of this! I know what it's like to not have any family who is there for support. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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Hey...I hope talking on this forum will help...even if just a little :) I too have been having morning panic attacks ...exhausting...I used to have them wake me in the night but that seems to have stopped...so hold onto that...it can ease....I too am alone apart from my son..he has Autism...I feel very alone too....I'm here to talk anytime ...I hope this helps that at least u know there are people who understand your situation....

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That totally friggin sucks Kristin. I bow to you in sympathy and respect. It's strange and ironic how there's millions if not billions of us and we all get the same feeling...of being uniquely alone. Can you search for others/support groups around you in addition to this forum?

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I do see a therapist when I can afford to - but no one seems to know of any support groups for depression and anxiety. Hard to believe right?!?

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Yes, it's amaaaazing how many people are suffering according to the statistics and yet how support groups are almost non-existent. O the painful absurdity! Could you start one?

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Don't think I would have the time or energy for that right now - but I'd sure like to be able to help others once I'm back on solid ground myself.

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It’s a horrendous feeling, I completely understand. U do have somewhere to turn to, u have this forum, I just signed up for it, but talking with others who truly know my struggles I think will help me beyond belief. Just take it day by day, and take those small accomplishes and be proud of them.

I suffer profoundly, and it’s as though no one u derstands the deep impact this has on me, I just want to stay in bed 24/7 and do nothing... but my kids keep me going... it sucks big time!!

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Thank you for your kind and compassionate response - it does suck horribly and I'm afraid of losing my job...I'm already snowed under since my divorce and losing my job would put me over the edge, I'm afraid.

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You are very welcome and I hear you. I've been worried about going "over the edge" recently too. I don't know how to help other than to say that I'm finding that the wisest response for me is to reach out to others. For help, and to help. In the past I have made the mistake (many times) of responding to fear with freezing/hiding/denying... Now I'm finding that it is a prompt to engage/reveal/share... As I get older I find that my life is really about overcoming fear and finding what's on the other side.

I'm rooting for you whatever the case :)

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Great advice. Thanks for helping to soothe my weary heart.

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