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by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Art Work
Topic: Motivational Bunnies !! Must see.
Replies: 5
Views: 8657

Great posters. You have brought smiles to my soul.
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: How much can we handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Your husband's reaction is far too common. in my opinion. I was molested for years -- six in total. Every loved one I told about it thought I was lieing and told me so. So, now I only tell my shrinks. They have all told me I have to work on the memories or they will overcome me. To every one of them...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: How Do I Cope?
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

You're feeling sorry for yourself will not help you in any possible way. Your SS check was short because you were overpaid by the gov't in some other way. There is no reason to feel sorry for yourself in this. You should have paid attention to income so you'd better understand the coming out go. You...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: To let go
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

How can anyone be out of your league? If you make a pass for friendship or sex and the person shoots you down maybe he's afraid you're too much above him? When I was growing up, starting with my dating period, I always picked the #1 most beautiful girl and went for her. If she shot me down then I mo...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: How I beat my lifelong depression problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Very interesting position you have. I believe anything we believe in can be good for us but that doesn't mean it wil be god for anyone else. All the exercises you noted, to me, are forms of meditation. I believe in meditation and, though not now, have meditated most of my adult life through running....
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Battle Rounds: Depression 3 - Katie 0
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Katie, just when I am convinced life can't be as bad as I perseve it to be I read your post. What a load to be dumped on you at one time. My daughter, 52, hit a place like you have and she "found god". I think she's worse for having "found" someone to blame all her trials and tri...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Hard to say what will help one person's depression. Hi blackjewelwolf I hope reading the conversations and stories in our forum you get to better understand what you're going through. There is nothing about depression that is easy, as I'm sure you know by now. I have found chatting with my fellow de...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I'm new here.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

mistystarshine, what an interesting name. Does it have a history? Your depression is too common among people of your age but that doesn't it is to be ignored. Nor should the depression of your peers be ignored. For you, I suggest you do some reading on this forum. The stories of other depressed peop...
by dougsan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Profiles
Topic: hello looking forward to meeting you all
Replies: 1
Views: 5751

Hi surfcaster, welcome to DU. Your brief history reads a lot like mine. Hope the forum does well by you.
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: How I beat my lifelong depression problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Interesting. Are there any published books or papers supporting your findings?
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Am I depressed or what?
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Are you depressed? No one knows but you. Contact a therapist or shrink and then two of you will know. The thoughts of suicide you're having should be discussed with a professional. Don't know about where you live but in Massachusetts in the USA any dealings you have with a shrink are held confidenti...
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: struggling!
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Embarassment? Beside the bipolar/depression I have Tourettes and of all the noices I could yell out it seems to almost always be. Nice in a theatre or restaurant! :oops: That is embarassing. A cute side story, My wife and I order our meals in an Indian rest. I ordered very hot, against the recommend...
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: back slide but getting better (triggering material)
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Hollyann, thank you for writing and shame on you for not writing sooner. I know there isn't much that can be said to an old hand such as yourself. You've been at or near the bottom before and you know you'll be at or near the bottom again. The reality of bipolar, as I understand it, is that we are b...
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Just thinking about the trials and tribulations of my life from 12 through 15 is enough to cause nightmares. Clearist, your pain and discomfort hurt me. I wish there was a magic pill you could take to make life seem "even" but there isn't. Life is not equal nor is it fair. The "in&quo...
by dougsan
Wed May 08, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: MY Buddy Has Depression
Replies: 13
Views: 7439

Based on my experiences with depressio and friends/relatives who have depression, the only thing you can do is let him know you care and are available when he wants to talk. Other than that, there is nothing anyone can do for him. It is his life, both the ups and downs, and he has to want to deal wi...

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