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When 2 Let go & put yourself first

Posted by @china, May 17, 2012

I struggle. The depression and nights with lil sleep hurts. I just want to be normal. I joke around but deep down not feeling so good. I moved and left my family 2 help a friend who burned all resources & said she needed me. She is sweet and I love her. But I can’t take this I miss my family. I think more depressed because I don’t want 2 be here. Her OCD and issues with dieting drive me nuttier.
How can I tell her that I want to go home but not disappoint her.
Thx

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China
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Posted by @china, May 19, 2012

no advice. Thx


wlshaffer
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Posted by @wlshaffer, May 20, 2012

I am sure your friend senses you are wanting to go. I would just try to be honest and mention how much you miss your own family. You can’t be there for everyone. Put your family first


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Posted by @jaybird1960, May 22, 2012

Caring & support is always a 2 way street, even when we feel we are the care giver in the relationship. Those we care for know & see the toll taken on those around them! Depression & anxiety grow with isolation & a reduced support system. Your family & friends are a lifeline!
Your friend likely already knows.
Sending love & Care….JayBird1960
P.S. I know depression, it’s a daily struggle no facade diminishes!


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Posted by @littledreamer, May 24, 2012

I think that your friend may need professional help that you are unable to provide. You should really suggest to her about maybe seeing a counselor and psychiatrist for her OCD. Mental illnesses are difficult on not only the victim of the disease, but the family and friends too. Even though you love your friend very much you need to do what’s best for you. Maybe try to get her in good hands (seeing a counselor, psychiatrist, etc.) and head back home.


China
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Posted by @china, May 24, 2012

Thank u! She does need help n I an going home.


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Posted by @joanneo, May 28, 2012

China it is time to detach with love and start taking care of you.you cannot help her if you cannot help yourself. You need your family and love right now. God bless u. Jodi

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Posted by @china, May 30, 2012

Agree. My last work week then home 2br with my family. Excited n feel bad 4my bestie but but we r adults so it’s time to get support. My depression worsened here.
can’t wait 2c family n friends.


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 13, 2012

I am proud of you for moving back with your family. While friendship is very important you have to be happy and it did not seem like you were happy.
Best of Luck!


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Posted by @piglit, Jun 13, 2012

were all proud of you china. It was a big decision for you to make. You have been enjoying the Miami sun for nearly two weeks now. Take care Piglit


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Posted by @china, Jun 14, 2012

Soooo Happy


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Posted by @china, Jun 15, 2012

thx piglit


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Posted by @piglit, Jun 16, 2012

no worries my dear so glad that your home with your family

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