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Applecrumbling Sat 13-Jun-15 14:42:59

Just need to get it out, so to speak. I'm feeling lonely. Ex h left 7 years ago now and I feel I haven't really moved forward. I'm in the same job, same home. Did meet someone else but ended it at Christmas. My confidence is low and moods a bit all over. I do exercise, have people I probably go to but I tend to cut myself off. I'm taking my son away for a couple of weeks in the summer but I'm fed up of being alone. Sorry I just needed to vent.

Mumteedum Sat 13-Jun-15 14:46:03

Sorry you're feeling lonely. Sounds like you're in a bit of a rut? Maybe if your self esteem is low and you're cutting self off ,could you be depressed ? Maybe it's worth talking to the gp.

Applecrumbling Sat 13-Jun-15 15:07:03

Yes I've already been to go and having counselling. I do feel stuck and like things are not going to change.

Mumteedum Sat 13-Jun-15 17:40:38

I think the point of counselling is to help you identify what you need to change and how to do it. Is it early days?

Flowerpower41 Sun 14-Jun-15 05:50:08

My previous GP used to say that a lot of people turn to counselling when the problem is in actual fact a lifestyle problem.

I don't want to make assumptions but could it just be the social isolation of facing single parenting day in day out and cumulative to start with? I thought about CBT a few years ago but as the lady GP pointed out a lot of people find it is their lifestyle that they cannot change that brings on the depression and/or anxiety. I don't think she was just referring to single parents either.

Good luck.

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