Familiar with that cartoon with the dog in the burning room, sipping his coffee and saying "This is fine."? I feel like that has become my LIFE!
I am completely frozen. It's not so much that I am in denial of the seriousness of my situation. I know that I'm very far down on the slippery slope right now. However, since I am currently keeping up appearances, I just avoid DEALING with my situation.
No drug or substance abuse at all, just depression and even that is not manifesting itself in "stereotypical" ways such as crying or anxiety attacks. I present as "normal" but I am just blah. Numb. Frozen.
This is my first post here, so I don't want to go into too much detail until I'm more familiar with the community. But I don't want to share the depths of my situation with my friends and family (out of pride and shame) and I recently left a sweet but rather ineffectual therapist.
Although it may not help me "defrost", I thought I would try online group support. So, this is me, giving it a try.