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I cant struggle like this anymore, im tired of struggling no matter how hard i try

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asked Dec 12, 2012 by anonymous  
i've been up and down with depression for sometime and am currently not on medication.  the thought of dying doesnt scare me but the i do it does?? i have 3 kids and i blame myself for everything they do wrong... i am so tired of struggling and now face christmas with nothing for my kids.  financially after today i have no food or money till the dss sort my claim out and in the meantime they cannot help as i owe them so much money though an overpayment (a mistake they made) my house is upside down and so am i, i cant understand why i always end up feeling trapped in my own mind and worry constant for my kids...please help me feel better so i can deal with and face everyday life and its issues without falling apart every turn at the seams
Country: uk

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Profile Photo answered Dec 15, 2012 by James (220 points)   2
You just have to think 'this too will pass.' it won't last forever. Everybody goes through rough patches in their life but think you have 3 children which I'm sure you adore. Try and focus on the positive things in life.
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Profile Photo answered Dec 20, 2012 by goodwill ANGEL24K (33,360 points)   5 12 58

You need to step back and just take a deep breath... It sounds like you are having a panic attack, and just feel completely crushed by the pressure. Is there no one who can help you with your kids? Are you getting any support from their father? It sounds like you need a little break. If you can't, then you just need to let things go. It is ok if your home is a mess. With 3 kids what home wouldn't be, especially if you want them to be happy kids. Don't worry about things that are beyond your control. And don't stress over Christmas ... I am sure they would rather spend time with you than get a ton of presents.

Is there a reason you have stopped treatment? Please do not ignore your depression. You need to take care of yourself so you can be well, and in turn take care of your kids. You have 3 great reasons to fight and live. Your kids need you. You can't blame yourself for everything your kids do... they have free will, and sometimes will not make the right choices. But, you do have the power to react. If you feel they have done something wrong, then correct them. Show them the right way, and the best way to do this is to set the example. Be a good role model for them, and show them that chose life for them. Show them that life is full of struggles but they like you can handle it.

Please don't lose hope, and don't stress. If you need to talk, I am here for you. Good luck
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answered Dec 24, 2014 by anonymous  
My name carolyn I am deaf am tired because social security keep cut me where I can't pay bills and my greedy boss who refuse give me full  time  job because  I don't have no car I have not have Christmas for 6 years I feel like give up no matter how I try I just don't know I don't have family am alone
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answered Dec 25, 2014 by sarah  
i know how you feel, although my circumstances are different, i have no children, but the man i love is dying of cancer, i drink to numb the pain, but every day i want to die, i can't because i HAVE to be strong for him. but depression makes me weak, i lie awake hoping to die because i can't stand the living, you are not alone in unhappiness, i wish i could give you what you need to make it through, but all i can give you is my story. don't give up, your children need you. sarah XX
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answered Dec 29, 2014 by darron  
Been there, done that. Sort the dss mess out after the holiday period (they wont do anything now and will TRY to reclaim the overpaid benefits (but only a bit at a time)). I have a disabled son n my wife has just come out of hospital and im working 6 days a week  but not been paid for 8weeks. Im getting 2 or 3 hrs sleep a night and struggling to cope with home / work demands but......
There's always a future to look forward to - even if you can't see it yet -
Have faith in your friends n family,  they WILL understand and help you through this.
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answered Nov 20, 2016 by Bfinch  
Hello I'm reading posts,today to hopefully she'd some light on my own struggles,fears and i came across yours.unbelievable how similar my story is to yours. Hope all is,better by now.Your in my prayers. God Bless!
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answered Feb 22 by anonymous  
Jesus is who to turn to, He said if any one is heavy laden , he should come to me and I will give him rest.
He said me peace I give to you, not as the world give. Just recognize Him as your Lord and specifically ask for Him to help you. You will be amazed at how He will manifest himself.

bless you

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