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Overwhelmed and trapped


I’m going thru all of life’s major events. Loss of job 4 years ago, divorce after 23 years, lawsuit w ex, being forced to sell my house and move, adult child struggling, 86 year old mom w moderate dementia and a sister and ex trying to hurt me financially and emotionally. I’ve lost my therapist of 4 years and have had to start with someone new. I’ve tried meds and nothing has worked. The past week after starting Wellbutrin I haven’t been hungry, not sleeping and lying in bed. We stopped the medication and I’ve just been really stuck overthinking and waiting for the doom of what’s coming down the pike. Am I going to lose everything and become homeless or I just don’t know what. I was in great shape working out and loving life until everything I was avoiding caught up with me 4 months ago. I’m just surviving now not knowing what to do but hope for a miracle?

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I'm sorry that you're going through all this. I wish I could do something about it. Life can be rough sometimes, and you're right when it hits you it hits you all at once rendering you baffled.

You lose your composure and clueless as to where to start.

I know it's easier said than done, but perseverance is what we need in trying times. And it's good you are here surrounded by these wonderful, wholesome people who selflessly try to help others.

You will not become homeless, trust me. You're going to make it out of this mess. Don't give up.

skidrew in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your support. It is baffling and overwhelming. To much all at once. I just keep living and trying to keep my composure as much as I want to lash out. It’s hard when you help people and they turn on you!

Hidden in reply to skidrew

Unfortunately humans are unpredictable and don't always return the favour. You can spend half of your life loving someone and they can still leave you or stab you in the back. It's noble to be altruistic but it's also wise to not be too emotional. People take emotional and good people for granted for they see it as weakness. Once a person knows your triggers and what buttons to push to get the response they want they will.

Brig57 in reply to Hidden

Wow articulate brav

So hard

God soo sorry life has collapsed horrible

I'm so sorry you are going through this. It sounds like you're doing all the right things, so hang in there.

Been there done that... it sucks

Take it 1 step at a time... breath... I think you are getting overwhelmed looking at the whole thing instead of 1 foot in front of the other. Do you have a roof over your head now? Can you continue paying rent with whatever income you have now? If both answers yes than your question of being homeless in future can be crossed out. Breath....

do you qualify for legal aid? Find out? Stop lawsuit? Breath....

Can you get outside and go for a walk so you can take long deep breaths... get your blood pumping? Remember how calming endorphins were? You can still be active...

Sorry to hear about therapist... at least you have a new one with a learning you curve. I hope you can get some sleep... I hope you can calm down enough to relax... shut your thoughts off....


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