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Reunion With Brother After Years (Severe Anxiety)

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Jan 16, 2019 | Replies (50)

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Hi @parus,

Sorry for the very late reply. I was in such a nervous state last night that I took a sleeping pill and ended up staying in bed until this evening.

I honestly don't know how he feels, but by the messages we've been exchanging since yesterday he seems to be communicating with me like we never had the relationship problems.

I'm meeting himself, my nephew and his partner for lunch at a very nice Italian restaurant on Friday. My nerves are shattered just thinking about it.

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Hi, @yangedd – sounds like last night was very hard with being in such a nervous state — as though your nerves were shattered thinking about the reunion with your brother after years of no contact — plus meeting your nephew for the first time.

I also wanted to introduce you to a few others who have been involved in discussions on Connect about estranged family relationships, thinking they may also have some thoughts that would be helpful for you as you look toward your Friday lunch with your brother, nephew and his partner. Please meet @gingerw @ssbionicknee @stressedmesseddepressed and @contentandwell.

You mentioned your brother's messages since yesterday seem like he's communicating with you like you never had the relationship problems. How are you feeling about these messages?