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Old 06-30-2020, 10:26 AM   #1
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That's good the question of the day. What does your social support look like. I'll start.

I have my family, meaning my parents and sister. I keep pushing people away because I think I'll want something else from them that I'm trying to stop. It's a phobia of people IRL. I need to make connections, but fear stops me. I know I the best way through depression is having social support. I feel lost.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:02 AM   #2
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Dear puzzclar,

I often feel lost myself. My support system is primarily my family and friends although I sometimes wish I didn't have "so many eggs in one basket" if I understand that English expression. Sorry that you are struggling with feeling lost!

Sincerely yours, Yao Wen
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:27 PM   #3
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I am pretty much alone. I have two adult children and we sometimes reach out to each other but don't get to see each other enough due to distance and general life stuff/pandemic. I stopped working last year, still getting offers but I really must be done because I would only be tempted by something really special/of interest. I have two old friends, women I've known "forever", about the same as with the kids. My parents & brother are dead now. I never really knew any of my cousins or extended family(big secrets, we were kept apart). I think my ex would let me in if there was a natural disaster or war... I am working at embracing solitude. ---and I have PC--- but I have lost work as a support and I've lost a walkable community after having to sell my house.
My neighbors would respond to any emergency because they are good people.
I have one friend I would be able to call in a psych emergency who would be able to settle me down. (whew...)
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:47 PM   #5
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:49 PM   #6
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I have a very supportive ex I am still quite close to, a 12 year-old daughter who is loving, a best pal 3 hours away, a dear friend or two here in town and an 88 year-old father totally locked down in his nursing home, so, cannot see him, likely, for moths.

It is not very much support, since these people are all super busy. I wish I could find an IRL support group to go to.
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Not much. Just my sister who is 3000 miles away; and a friend who's 84 years old, having physical limits that doesn't make it enjoyable for me. That's it!
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I'm alone and lonely. My children are grown and live far away. They are happy and successful in their lives which of course I am grateful for. They find it difficult to see me struggle. I'm struggling with huge life changes. Plus I lost my brother, sister and mother due to unfortunate events. My father has been gone a long time. I have no other family. I'm divorced and live alone with no close friends in the area to do things with or to discuss the wonderful things in my life or the difficult things. It was recommended that I might try this website to attempt to create a support community which I would be very grateful for.
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I'm alone and lonely. My children are grown and live far away. They are happy and successful in their lives which of course I am grateful for. They find it difficult to see me struggle. I'm struggling with huge life changes. Plus I lost my brother, sister and mother due to unfortunate events. My father has been gone a long time. I have no other family. I'm divorced and live alone with no close friends in the area to do things with or to discuss the wonderful things in my life or the difficult things. It was recommended that I might try this website to attempt to create a support community which I would be very grateful for.
I am sorry you are struggling, reh. I struggle all the time and, as you can see above, I also have few IRL support people. I find PC to be a huge help to me. People get to know you and they can spot stuff that you might not see and so forth. They can be very supportive that way. Lots and lots of good people here.

Sending you strength and support!!!!!!!!!!!! Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!
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