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by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New to forum, veteran patient of depression.
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

ootbe, you've been down this road before. You know there is no cure for depression. The goal of all depressed people I know is to learn to live with the challenges it represents. I commend your previous efforts. I believe you are facing the challenges you "beat" before yet again. Much luck...
by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: First post
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

I suggest you do a lot of reading in the forum and, when you're ready to talk openly and honestly contact the people you are the most comfortable with and choose them as friends with whom to have open and helpful dialogues.
by dougsan
Thu May 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: I feel like I'm not who I'm supposed to be.
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Don't throw away the job opportunity. It offrers financial freedom and when you find your way out of your depression, and you will if you really want to, financial freedom will be such a positive high! Why do you wear a mask around your BF? Do you mean a make-believe mask, that you hide your depress...
by dougsan
Thu May 23, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Opened the Door to Find....
Replies: 50
Views: 15745

We live in a typical northeast residential are with the exception that there is a lot of unbuildable wetlands all around. From the wetlands every night and every morning come the wild things in search of food. The most obvious are a family of deer but there are otters, skunks, woodchucks, etc. There...
by dougsan
Thu May 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: First post
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Yes, I second miststarshine. Going a bit further I suggest you do a lot of reading in the forum and, when you're comfortable choose the people you are the most comfortable with and choose them as friends with whom to have open and helpful dialogues.
by dougsan
Thu May 23, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hate Life
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

mistystarshine, speaking only for myself, the best therapy sessions I have had were in group and had the ground rule -- "We can only talk from a personal perspective." It was through this technique I learned to talk about my real problems and that I was not alone in my feelings. That said,...
by dougsan
Tue May 21, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hate Life
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Please let us understand just where you are. Find a member you are comfortable with and lay out all the details. Please, this is for your own good.
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Art Work
Topic: Breaking up with depression
Replies: 7
Views: 6231

Lovely words. Enjoyable to read and I so hope they reflect your truth forever. Congrats.
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: my depressive boyfriend refuses professional help what now?
Replies: 2
Views: 3702

He owes it to his loved ones to try and beat his depression. You can tell him that until you're blue in the face. If he's me he'll ignore you or curse your intelligence. If he curses this is good because it means he really cares about you. What would I do in your place? I tell my friends, when I sta...
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: Being Pushed Away??
Replies: 6
Views: 8206

Many people recommend giving a depressed person the space s/he asks for. If by space you mean leave them alone I strongly disagree. I have two friends. That's all two. They know even when I lash out and tell them to go away I am in reality screaming for them to love me. They remain my friends by und...
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Crying
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Speaking only for myself, whatever works is perfect as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. I don't cry, my wife says I should just to show the world that there is something or someone I care about. So, if I could borrow your means of coping I would be a better person. Hang in there my friend. There...
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: never told anyone
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

celegansium has hit the nail on the head concerning women not liking virgins or sexually inexperienced males. I'm not a woman but I have known one or two and trust me, it is extremely unlikely women are avoiding you for the reasons you think. If I were a betting man, and I am, I'd bet money to donut...
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Please help if possible.
Replies: 15
Views: 6006

Yes, I too offer any assistance you might think I can provide. Your sadness is so evident it hurts. Lots of hugs and cuddles. I do hope you have some support to fall back on. If you don't why not trying to use the members of DU?

Bright skies and Rainbows
by dougsan
Mon May 20, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Profiles
Topic: Inured
Replies: 1
Views: 5901

Hi ootbe. If you don't mind, what is the meaning of your avatar name?

Welcome to DU. I hope you hear from and read the posts of a lot of people who can help you and some you can help.
by dougsan
Fri May 17, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello, new here.
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Hi Madi. Now that is certainly an Australian nickname. Sorry to read life is proving so challenging. Very pleased to hear the positive attitude. Thinking good thoughts, in my opinion, is half the battle. I'm sure you,ll meet a number of supportive and interesting souls in the DU forum. Here's to bri...

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