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Been feeling lonely

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Hi  so I've had family issues from 15yr old my family dad wasn't the best teaching me skills I had to learn myself   dad got marry 3 times my real  mum suide when I was 3 my sis was  9  second step mum abused me but they divorced I left home at 15 I'm not sure if it's a faze but things are getting to me  I'm have 2 one she's 28 nearly married and 16yr boy  I'm regretting now  that I didn't  have another baby close age as my son has mental health cognitive imparment ODD /ADHA since 12 it started till now I've moved mountain to get help  from phys to dulea but was always up to him as ODD there's no residential treatment in Australia only oversea but always up to him  so put all my focus on him    so now is in jail  one month now  he sees phsy and others because by force then I had to put my dog down of 16yrs   2 Month's  ago  so now I'm 47 been struggling if I had one close would it be different been on drugs most of my life that's why I put off having another due to him sick in hospital  but now it's haunting me am I going through menopause I'm getting depression again  I see family's with kids makes me sad it's hitting me hard now how can I cope I don't go anywhere how can I stop regrets 

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Hey there,  

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