Hi I just joined Daily Strength yesterday. I hope it is an active forum because this is what I am looking for.
I am a 58 year old woman who is an empty nester, and whose mom just passed away in July.
My young adult children (24, 26) are about 220 miles away , so not horrible. they are both in the same city.
My 24 year old is finishing up college so he was home all summer so this iw why my feelings are so raw.
I have a tendency to be depressed and have anxiety. I do talk with a therapist, so it's great while we are talking but once it's over I feel the same way again.
Hopefully others here can give tips and just be here so I know I am not alone in my feelings.
I've felt alone practically my entire life. As a kid, I was bullied and shunned for all kinds of stupid reasons, like being artistic and loving to draw and do arts and crafts stuff (my classmates were instead into sports and things like roller skating and video games, so I was treated like an oddball for preferring to draw and do crafts). I was also painfully shy, and my classmates seemed to...
Well I am back. I didn't write a couple days. Hoping things were calming here. it is the middle of the night right now. My husband and I were kind of calm and ok the last day or so. about and hour ago, we have our dogs up on bed with us, the one dog couldn't get comfy. I awoke hearing my husband fussing with him. I said "oh what's going on". My husband said what do you think is going on,...