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Topic: things just aren't good right now

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Trish_@
    Trish_@ avatar
    15 posts
    24 April 2021

    I'm in a challenging spot in my life right now with my emotions towards things. I find myself crying a lot more than usual and I find that I'm a bit more numb as well. I feel like the events in my life cause me to feel this way and I'm glad that I'm aware of that, but it doesn't really provide me with any peace unfortunately. I'm just so angry with how I feel trapped in a home I do not want to be in, I don't have enough money to leave, nor do I have anyone I could move out with, I'm stuck always working on the weekends which leaves me almost no time to socialise with those I care about, I have a relationship that's made me unhappy for longer than I want to admit and being less available on weekends adds to the pain of that. I also don't see myself getting into a career that I'll genuinely love which scares me. I was kicked out of the house a few years go and I remember I had my pets that I had to say goodbye to and they were the ones that would always comfort and make me feel better. I loved giving them cuddles and sometimes I just wish I was allowed to have my own pets but I'm unable to in the situation I'm in. I was never even good at school either and I remember my grades were all barely even passable because my mind was just somewhere else at the time. This is the most lonely I've ever felt and I think it's really starting to take a toll on me. I don't know how to cope and I worry things are only getting worse from here, and I don't feel mentally or emotionally prepared to deal with any of it. I'm losing hope that I'm ever going to really have a bright future since it's all just gone so far downhill already. :( sorry for the rant but I just felt like I needed to say it somewhere

  2. Sophie_M
    Sophie_M avatar
    5196 posts
    24 April 2021 in reply to Trish_@
    Hi Trish_@, 

    Thank you for being so vulnerable on the forum and sharing what is happening with you. This is what it is for and we are glad that use this platform to express yourself. It can be very hard to deal with isolation and loneliness, particularly when there is a sense of being trapped in your home and in a relationship that you do not see as working out well. Human connection can be a big piece to soothing a lot of pain and understandably can be difficult to obtain when working a lot. Carer satisfaction and living one’s purpose can be a huge achievement and it's commendable that you would want to seek this. Please remember that as much as it is uncomfortable right now to be in a job that is not ideal, you are young and still have time to change careers. This is quite common place for people even later in life these days, so there is still hope and time.

    If you feel it may be helpful, you are always welcome to get in touch with Kids Helpline. They are a confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 25 and under.  

    We would recommend that you get in touch with an organisation called Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277. They provide relationship support services for individuals, families and communities and aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.  

    If you would like some help finding mental health support, we would recommend that you get in contact with the Beyond Blue Support Service. They are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport  One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals. 

    You are not alone and the community is here to support you.
     

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