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Topic: Tough day

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. fred2018
    fred2018 avatar
    72 posts
    28 November 2019
    Today I found the loss of my mum quite shit to say the least. I am in the process of getting treatment for depression which has been delayed due to insurance (hopefully approved next week!) but its been a hard slog and my mum passed in 2017, so the grief is still pretty raw. She was with me through past episodes of depression and just life in general and now that shes not is bloody hard. My psychologist doesn't think we should talk about my mum's death just yet until I try sort out my own stuff, I agree but maybe its time in the next few weeks.
  2. Soberlicious96
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    Soberlicious96 avatar
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    28 November 2019 in reply to fred2018

    Dear Fred,

    Losing someone you love is so very hard, and I find grief to be one of the heaviest emotions of all. I too lost my Mum, back in 2012 and I still miss her and probably always will. My Mum was my rock, she was always there for me in my darkest times and in times of joy and celebration.

    I should mention that I am by no means a professional, so please feel free to disagree, but I don't understand why your psychologist doesn't want you to talk about something that you clearly do seem to want to talk about? That just doesn't make sense to me? But, like I said, I could be wrong.

    In the meantime, perhaps if you would like to talk about your Mum and how things are going for you, then you can certainly do that here as much as you want. After all, that's what we are here for.

    Take care. I'll be thinking of you. xo

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