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Need Support from my Husband

QldMum
Community Member

Hi, this is my first post. I'd like to know how others deal with their emotional problems without the support of their partner. I know partners must get tired of their partner's problems but mostly I would just like a hug and a bit of love if I have a bad experience. I don't have close friends or other family who can do this either. 

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quirkywords
Community Champion
Community Champion

Qld thanks for your post. This is a very thought provoking question. 
have you ever asked for what you would  like. 

I have learnt not to rely on a loved one who can’t give me what I need. 
I f I don’t expect it I learn to be my own support network. 

Sophie25
Community Member

Have you asked for a hug directly? I've been doing that or just hug my partner when I'm down. I also hug a pillow. 

Mhlt
Community Member

Hi QldMum, 

Thanks for posting. I am also experiencing the same.

I have found self support most helpful like quirky words and Sophie25 have mentioned.

Though I would prefer getting support from a loved one, it's not always possible. 

Found asking for a hug, and not going further into what was upsetting me until my husband was ready to ask worked more than talking first. 

I also found it helpful to decorate my home and work surroundings with things that 0 prompt positive thoughts like cute, funny or sentimental things.

I hope you are doing better.