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by shatteredhopes
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: frustrated, hope/hopeless (triggering)
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Big big hugs dear one you have been through so much and are dealing with a lot now. I have a coupla suggestions if you don't mind.... One, I find it helps to have some little pleasures in life I can count on. I have movies on video and dvd of some true stories, some fiction, but they are often movie...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Tell me why
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Its very hard for those who haven't been there to understand and your mother is no doubt worried about you. What about first downloading some information on self harm and depression and such from the internet and second when you feel up to it writing her a letter, then give her a packet of informati...
by shatteredhopes
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Struggling (Triggering Material)
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Oh ((((((((holly))))))))) ((((((((warmie))))))))) is right you are a special and wonderful person and we care deeply about you and Brandon. I think that stems from the abuse not just with your father but with your son's father who beat you. Abusers always make us feel like it is our fault. If only w...
by shatteredhopes
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I need to talk to someone who can understand me, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Big big hugs. You are going through a lot. In addition to whatever mental disorder you might already have, is post partum depression likely? This is very common. If that's the case, there's reason to believe that with proper help and time this can get better, especially for you and your baby. As far...
by shatteredhopes
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Warmsoul's Corner
Topic: Did you know? July 8, 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

I just want to wholeheartedly echo what ((((((warmie))))))) said, ((((((((tacking)))))))))) you are truly spectacular human being. I am so pleased you are jotting story ideas down again. In the USA they have a book called "Writer's Market" that tells of magazines, book publishers, contests...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

I struggle with bitterness and resentment too. One thing I have found that helps, if there are people that have hurt you badly and unjustly, try to find a point of compassion for them. For instance, with my ex-husband I think of all he went through growing up and all I put him through with my depres...
by shatteredhopes
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: My Story - Recent life
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Hi, and welcome to the forum. Its hard to feel a sense of purpose at such a young age, but I have some suggestions. While you are on break from college, you might want to read Victor Frankyl's "Man's Search for Meaning"...he is a holocaust survivor who talks about meaning in life under the...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Broken, Weary, and Hopeless (triggering?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5008

((((((((hollyann, obayan)))))))))) thank you both. Sometimes I get a whiff of fire, and go looking for it only to find there is no fire and it goes away. I am thinking this is a sort of flashback from when I tried to commit suicide by setting myself ablaze. I put the fire out because it was so painf...
by shatteredhopes
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 997

((((((((((holly))))))))) gentle hugs and good thoughts your way.
by shatteredhopes
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Here goes.. (triggering)
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Oh hon, you say you don't think you've had a bad life, but I would say from what you've told us here you have had more than your share of trauma and painful events in your life. It is no wonder with all you've been through you are feeling depressed. Old pain doesn't go away unless maybe we deal with...
by shatteredhopes
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: my story
Replies: 2
Views: 923

(((((((obayan)))))))) is right that if you find groups you are interested in like community theatre or clubs that would be an excellent way of socializing. Another thing I have found is volunteering, whether for charitable, cause-related, or political groups. The right volunteer opportunity can be v...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Emily's Story
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

((((((((Emily)))))))) (((((((((Obayan))))))))) is so wise and so right, its not going to go away or get better without help. If I could go back in time and do just one thing differently (I'm now 48), I would go back to my late teens early 20s and get intensive therapy and treatment. It would have ch...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: My story
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Big big hugs. You've been through a lot. I agree with the above, you could try small romantic gestures to reignite the passion with your wife. Do you ever take her out for date night, away from the kids just dinner just the two of you? Bring home flowers just because? Maybe there are things going on...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: my story (trigger)
Replies: 204
Views: 40986

Big big hugs ((((((((((((Obayan))))))))))). You are loved. Your life still has value, to us, to your daughter and beautiful grandchildren. I know what it is to face a last straw that makes you want to go with all your being and yet hang on out of obligation. I feel for you sister. Have you tried aga...
by shatteredhopes
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: My Shame (triggering Material)
Replies: 19
Views: 4763

Agree so strongly with (((((((warmie))))))))). I heard Marie Osmond saying of her son's death, "It doesn't heal, but God gives you respites." You couldn't be a good mother to your son if you didn't have those respites, those moments where you do smile or manage to laugh. These are gifts to...

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