for posting on the Beyond Blue forums, and telling us about what has been going
on for you. It is not an easy task to reach out for help, and I commend you on
having the courage and strength to post! This is a safe place for you to voice
your thoughts and feelings. We are so glad to have you here.
to hear that you have been experiencing a distressing and perhaps even a
confusing time with your feelings towards your girlfriend, which has been making
you feel low in mood and not wanting to do things that you usually do. It
sounds like you're in a tricky position, part of you knows you love her, but a
part of you is telling you that you don’t, and because of this you are feeling
guilty and scared because you don't want to lose her. I can also see that you
feel part of this may be due to your mild OCD. Am I on the right track at all
in understanding your situation?
wondering if you could tell me when these feelings first started? It's hard
when our feelings change, especially when we don't want them to. I can see you
deeply care about your girlfriend, and it's so great to hear that you want the
best for her - it's an amazing trait to have, to genuinely want someone to have
the best and be happy. I also just wanted to add that, remember you are only
human, and sometimes our feelings don't always make sense - this is okay, and
given that you're young it's a very normal thing to happen! I remember feeling
a similar way when I was in my late teens too.
have confusing thoughts and feelings about your relationship, it is really
important that you look after yourself too, as I can see that you're already
feeling low in mood. What are some hobbies that you like to engage in? I know
you don't feel like doing them, but often when we do something we enjoy, we can
feel a little bit better.
all here for you James, please let us know how you're going.