The end of a relationship is always hard, but I have lost all hope.
Hi everyone, I suffer from Depression and Anxiety, I take my medication and see my psychologist at least once a month. I try to eat right and exercise, and catch up with friends whenever I have the energy. I have my beautiful rescue dog to keep me company and encourage me to keep active. I really try to battle against this problem, but it seems the harder I try, the more it ends up hurting.
I recently put myself out there on a dating website and got to know some wonderful people. There was one I was particularly interested in and we started dating. Everything was going so well and I felt so happy for once. Yesterday he broke up with me. I am shattered. It took so much courage for me to sign up for online dating and to let him in.
I guess I just want to hear from others that there is hope, that love exists. I would really love to hear from people that have had positive experiences and can help me fight my demons. The depression tells me to give up, that it's not worth it, that it's better just to be alone than risk getting hurt. Usually I can try to control my thoughts and not let the depression take hold but I am really struggling right now. I'd really love some positive words to try to push back all the negatives in my mind. I just can't see the positives right now. Any help would really be appreciated.
Wow, she has made some amazing improvements!!! Although I am concerned that she is still in touch with him, I think now is a good time to step back and look at how deep her love is, what a good heart she has and how proud you should be as a mother to have raised such a genuine soul. Someday, someone else will see how valuable that is in a relationship and they will give her that same deep and lasting love.
Is she interested in anything that she could do socially? Like join a sports team or dancing class? Yoga? Knitting? anything at all? it would be great if she could join up to something, she will meet new friends and also have something to distract her. New friends will boost her confidence and give her even more opportunities to meet more new friends and even potential love connections. You know what sorts of things she enjoys... maybe have a browse online and see if there are any local things she would like and casually mention it to her... see if she is up to it 🙂 Expanding her social circle will help so much. What do you think?
Kazz and Boo,
I find the support that you two give each other and they way you communicate honestly and with compassion, to be so reassuring .
Kazz as a parent of adult children I can sense your feelings and concern for your daughter.
When I was younger and well into my adult life I made so many mistakes in relationships . I wish I had the common sense that Boo has and a non judgmental parent like kazz.
Hope everyone is doing ok. I am learning a lot by reading posts.
Oh Thank you for your kind words Quirky 🙂 It's nice to have support and I for one have got a lot chatting on here and hearing how others cope with things and its been great building up a friendship with Boo she has been a very supportive help.
I think we all make mistakes its just part of life but when you see your child that you love so much go through pain its hard but we have all gone through heartache and I'm sure "eventually" she will be able to move on and find happiness.... PS... Boo and Quirky I have made a friend on here (who is the same age as my daughter) her name is Lizzie and she is struggling with a break up as well......so if either of you ever have time if you look for the post "Need Help on Helping My Daughter with a Broken Heart and Letting Go" (suicide thoughts and self harm) I know she would appreciate the extra support and words of wisdom xx Kazz xx