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How do you handle

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Stoneagemum Wed 02-Nov-16 01:18:34

Those times when you just want to be held (sit on someone's lap) and sob?

I project the image that I'm a strong capable single mum of teens, but really at times I want to just be held and comforted when it is all too much.

I have have my own issues (that I can handle/mask), but now my dd (14) is having issues I'm really struggling.

I have people around me that may be able to support me but I feel vulnerable if I was to let go in that sense to them, so I down play my issues or just don't let them know the extent of any problems I face.

If I was to let them know how I really am I would feel so vulnerable so I can't risk letting them know the truth about how I really feel, I keep the mask of being this capable person whilst sharing the edited facts of the situation.

Sorry, rambling self indulgent post, just needed to share somewhere

BecauseIamaBear Wed 02-Nov-16 05:21:09

Stoneage,
I am sorry but I can't help in any way because I am not in that situation of not having a partner. I am posting to let you know you are not being ignored.

I am sure there are some here who can relate more closely to you who will come along soon.
Bear.

AnxiousCarer Wed 02-Nov-16 13:21:06

Big hugs stoneage we all need someone we can be vulnerable with sometimes although it's scary letting othets in. Do you think that these people would like to offer you support if you ley them?

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