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How To Overcome Loneliness After The Death Of A Spouse
"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. Your situation is more common than you may think. Live in the now as best you can. Wayne Dwyer. ...Read more
Grieving: I'm sorry for your loss. Grief is natural after the death of a loved one, and the time needed is very individual. Sadness, longing, reviewing memories, and pangs of missing him/her can happen. You may not feel like taking on projects for now, and may need quiet time. Confiding in trusted others is helpful, and accepting their support. Be gentle with yourself; let healing evolve. ...Read more
Grief: These events force us to recognize that anyone -- young or old, healthy or sick -- can die at any time. This is a milestone of maturity. It makes us appreciate the time we have together. During the grief process, your mind and body will feel different. If the changes last more than a few weeks or are disabling, your physician can be your guide -- a brief course of talk rx generally works. ...Read more
Grieving is normal: Strive for self-reliance regarding emotional security to prepare for changes/events in life. Grieving is normal & necessary for emotional health following the death of a family member/loved one. The loss must not diminish you but strengthen you. Be there for the others in your life (and allow them tio be there for you), especially those who share grief over the death of the family member. ...Read more
Find support: Find support from friends and family. There are online sites for new parents and support groups in almost every town. Be honest about what you need, even if it is time alone or time to sleep. Keep in mind that everyone feels overwhelmed in the beginning. You are not along. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it shameful to have/had a dependency/transference on therapist and to rid the guilt and shame from the therapist now stopping treatment ?
Therapist-patient: I commend you for seeking Therapy when you needed it for the stresses in the journey of your life. During the period of intense emotional turmoil, and due to lack of support from family and friends, one can become dependent on the Therapist. Please do not feel shame about it. Feel good about reflection of improvement now and stopping treatment. ...Read more
What do you fear?: First not all women fear ambition. Before you overcome something you must understand it. What does having ambition mean to you. Answer that first then why do you fear it? Is it fear if failure or feat of success and losing control of your life. It gets complicated. Answer the easy questions first. What is ambition to me, why do I fear it, what does it represent to me?. ...Read more
Depression: Depression before, during and after a divorce is quite common. Getting help from a trained professional such as a Psychiatrist and/or Psychologist is a good idea and does not affect the "case" one bit. You are allowed to seek help without it having an impact on your divorce proceedings. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more
Find your own answer: For most people, it's a matter of making one's life meaningful; often this meaning is found in unselfish love of others. Answers from authoritarian sects may not satisfy you, but you may find guidance in accounts of survivors who have had experiences that seem paranormal -- i've been impressed by personal reports of people recounting nearby events accurately, and even socrates mentioned this. ...Read more
How do you survive in your loneliest time of despair and abandonment by the only person you loved and you thought loved you?
Talk to someone...: Thankfully, the human psyche has an innate ability to move forward in grieving the most difficult losses. Just keep faith and hope in the healing process. Also, there is no need to do it alone, if it feels too overwhelming; why not connect with a good therapist for support and assistance. You may also explore alternative ways of thinking and feeling about what happened! wishing you well... ...Read more
Unresolved grief: Losing a child is one of the hardest losses to endure. Treatment must include a screening to rule out depression subsequent to the unresolved grief. The client should be helped to understand the normal processes of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, before getting to the difficult but achievable state of acceptance. Treatment may include group work with others who share loss of a child. ...Read more
Bullying: Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general. Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with safety: It is very important that you be safe. Your environment and your relationships have an important component to your levels of stress. You can seek help. Women's shelter, abuse hotlines, etc are the first place. No one deserves to be abused. Marital therapy may be an option. But first you need to be safe. Talk to someone. Pastor, family doctor, etc... ...Read more
Mother is emotionally abusive and gives me extreme panic attacks. Is there a kind of restraining order without someone having to leave the home?
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