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Forum: Mental Health   07-12-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By meandmine
Thank you!!!!!

Thank you!!!!!
Forum: Mental Health   06-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By meandmine
Does anyone know of a support board for folks...

Does anyone know of a support board for folks dealing with depression.  I don't want to just post sad stuff here, so I thought maybe there was a non-Mothering board one of you might know about where...
Forum: Mental Health   06-23-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
Hey there!   Yeah, social isolation is a...

Hey there!
 
Yeah, social isolation is a good word for it.  I have lots of shallow acquantances, but almost never do I get invited to do anything.  I still reach out (just hosted book club), but I...
Forum: Mental Health   06-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By meandmine
Just want you to know someone else saw your post...

Just want you to know someone else saw your post and is sending you positive thoughts.  I hope there is someone else nearby that can provide irl support while you climb back out of your depression....
Forum: Mental Health   06-08-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
Thanks, Mamas!   You have helped me clarify...

Thanks, Mamas!
 
You have helped me clarify at this part of this picture ...
 
Work is 75% of why I feel the way I do.  And I need to remind myself how much I was appreciated at my last two...
Forum: Mental Health   06-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By meandmine
Wow, this is so interesting to read about ... ...

Wow, this is so interesting to read about ...
 
I, too, will belabor the possible negative consequences of taking an action and thus talk myself out of taking the action.
 
I only recently...
Forum: Mental Health   06-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
rubidoux,   Thanks for sharing your...

rubidoux,
 
Thanks for sharing your experience.  I do think a significant part of my suffering is because of the culture of this particular workplace.  I felt it almost from the get-go.  Not at...
Forum: Mental Health   06-07-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
Thanks for your kindness.  Unfortunately, my...

Thanks for your kindness.  Unfortunately, my self-image can't hold up against the feedback I feel I am getting.  No matter how innovative, high-energy, inclusive, etc. my work -- I get greeted with...
Forum: Mental Health   06-07-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
Thanks for replying!   The changes are all...

Thanks for replying!
 
The changes are all gradual -- going from working full-time with a very busy social and work life to being home with kids to going back to work in a very new segment of my...
Forum: Mental Health   06-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By meandmine
I used to have a few really good friends with...

I used to have a few really good friends with whom I could share the really tough stuff w/o feeling awkward and there was plenty of socializing on a lighter side.
 
Now I feel like pretty much no...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,785
Posted By meandmine
I was just going to post about my struggles...

I was just going to post about my struggles dealing with my 10 and 11 3/4 yo dds ...
 
Your dd sounds quite a bit like my 10 yo ...
 
My 10 yo is exceptionally bright and insightful, but she has...
Forum: Mental Health   02-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By meandmine
I was somewhat depressed while pregnant.  I...

I was somewhat depressed while pregnant.  I called is pre-partum depression.
 
All I can say is that ... it got better toward the last 1/3 of the pregnancy and after the baby was born! 
 
I...
Forum: Mental Health   02-24-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By meandmine
Thank you so much, you dear good people!   ...

Thank you so much, you dear good people!
 
Mothering is such a sanctuary!
 
I wasn't keeping track -- it is just the three invitations I have issued over the course of three years have resulted...
Forum: Mental Health   02-20-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By meandmine
So, for years, I have been in therapy where the...

So, for years, I have been in therapy where the goal is to talk me out of my depression -- my reality is not as bad as I perceive it to be, etc.
 
Well, I no longer buy it.
 
Research (in...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-27-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By meandmine
Thanks again dear ladies!   I am such a...

Thanks again dear ladies!
 
I am such a wreck that I need to do something, but I am also scared of meds ... will figure it out.  Exercise has always been my favored way of losing/maintaining a...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-26-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By meandmine
Thank you for your replies!   I have been in...

Thank you for your replies!
 
I have been in therapy for years and anxiety never came up, but it totally makes sense.  I will definitely talk with someone, but I think, if I can find meds with...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By meandmine
So, a friend said she thinks her dh gets really...

So, a friend said she thinks her dh gets really angry sometimes because he is anxious.  It was like a lightbulb for me.  
 
I get really angry quite a lot and it never occurred to me that it was...
Forum: Mental Health   08-11-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By meandmine
My heart goes out to you.   I read in...

My heart goes out to you.
 
I read in Flourish by Martin Seligman (I recommend it), that anti-depressants aren't a cure.  They can take care of the symptoms of depression, but they don't cure it....
Forum: Single Parenting   08-06-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By meandmine
Absolutely!   He was at my house because ......

Absolutely!
 
He was at my house because ... his place is so unsafe and unpleasant that he sees the girls at my house.  It's amazing ... I am still a B**tch in his eyes while everyone else thinks...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-06-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By meandmine
Thanks Fiona!  Normally I do just as you say...

Thanks Fiona!  Normally I do just as you say (which also sucks), but on this particular day I had a very important Dr.'s appt. scheduled months in advance I couldn't re-schedule, so I was gonna be...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-05-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By meandmine
Since this situation is contributing to my...

Since this situation is contributing to my depression, I felt maybe if I wrote it down here I might let some of the poisinous feelings out of my blood stream.
 
For my dd's bday ... my X was with...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By meandmine
Well put TCCAN ...   Because we still...

Well put TCCAN ...
 
Because we still interact.  Because there can be new "issues" we don't always get the luxury of a linear trip through the stages of loss.  
 
Grieving for sure -- I did alot...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By meandmine
Hugs!   We had a good day.  The kids want it...

Hugs!
 
We had a good day.  The kids want it to be so special and I stayed cheerful and grateful most of the time.  We had gorgeous weather and ended the day with burgers on the grill.
 
Their...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,980
Posted By meandmine
My heart goes out to you and your children.   ...

My heart goes out to you and your children.
 
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Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By meandmine
Thank you SO much, mommas!     I think he...

Thank you SO much, mommas!  
 
I think he will come around (after a few nasty come backs, mind you).  
 
I already checked on airfare and he was surprised it wasn't outrageous.  He is going to...
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