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Hello New Members!

hunter4ransom
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I just wanted to say hello and welcome to the group. I noticed a lot of new members who I haven’t had a chance to reach out to.

I joined about 3 weeks ago when my anxiety was at the highest it’s ever been in my life. I needed an outlet, somewhere to go where others would understand, comfort, relate, offer coping skills that worked for them, and not judge. This was just the place and I’ve already made quite a few close friends here.

I’m doing much better than I was 3 weeks ago thanks to therapy, weaning back on my zoloft, and this group. I still have a long way to go, but I now have hope, moments of happiness, and significant relief from the horrible pain anxiety and depression was causing and still causes on occasion. The saying 2 steps forward 1 step back describes where I’m at in my journey.

We are all a work in progress here and so glad you have made a choice to join us. You have made a big step in a positive direction.

You are cared about here, safe here, supported here, and never alone.

Eileen

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Beautifully stated! 🌷😊🌷

Love that Eileen your great support for some of the younger members 🙋🏻‍♂️

Thank you for your welcome. I am new here and I am trying to make some friends that I could talk to. My days get long and I am alone for most of them so its just nice to have human interaction for part of my day!

I totally understand. For me, too much time alone allows my mind to wander to places I don’t want to go. I teach so I’m on summer break with way too much time on my hands. I’m stretched financially so when the loneliness sets in or I just can’t stand being on my couch a second longer I’ll force myself outside and water my little vegetable garden, play with my dogs, take a short walk around the neighborhood, go the library and look at self help books, or walk around the grocery store (where there are people/familiar faces) even if all I get is a gallon of milk or a bag of apples. I always feel better after. I’m usually around if you ever want or need to chat. 😊

Thank you for your invitation to talk. The days my husband travels I am home alone all day. I try to do some of the things you shared. The library is a really good idea. Would it be ok to message you to chat?

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Thank you so much for that kind and warm welcome.

hunter4ransom
hunter4ransom
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You are quite welcome Glendajean. I’m glad you are here. 😊

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I’m glad you are here too!!

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