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The black dog continues.  Several times this week, I have felt like crying for no particular reason apart from the hopelessness of it all.  Today, I just feel like hiding from everything as I cannot seem to derive much joy.  I feel like everything I touch turns to failure.

I think I need to seek out more counselling.

Date: 2016-06-11 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pink-halen.livejournal.com
hugs from Colorado

Date: 2016-06-13 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barak.livejournal.com
Have you been in touch with a therapist regularly? From what you're describing, it sounds like depression, and there are some good medications (and therapy) that do wonders.

Date: 2016-06-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hantsbear.livejournal.com
Have had some therapy in the last year which did some good at the time. Looking to change my hours at work and reduce them for a few months then review...

Date: 2016-06-13 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingvisson.livejournal.com
What you describe is something I am very familiar with. It's your inner monologue telling you falsehoods by exaggering, catastrophizing and/or engaging in all-or-nothing thinking. If you see a therapist, I suspect you'll get a reassuring reality-check.
You and I have never communicated directly; I hope I'm not overstepping bounds by advising you. By chance, your journal entry landed in my e-mail box on a day when I'm dealing with similar things. Best wishes from Seattle.

Date: 2016-06-19 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hantsbear.livejournal.com
No problem; had a phone counseling session the other day which may have given me a way forward; it's just a case of a bit of negotiation at work.

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