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Registered: 10-10-2007
I am here!
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Sat, 06-22-2013 - 7:38pm

Just letting you all know that I just returned home from a week of vacation.

I am still here if anyone would like to share what is going on in your life.

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Registered: 01-16-2013
In reply to: sunset5000
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 9:54am

I hope you had a nice time. I've been lurking around here for a while and I always drop in to see if anyone else is dealing with a suicidal loved one. I always feel like it is one step forward and two steps back with my husband and his depression/low self-esteem.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
In reply to: sunset5000
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 3:23pm

Welcome back to the board and thank you for posting!  It is good when lurkers just drop a line to say, "I am lurking." because then I know people are looking at the board.  When no one posts at all, I have no idea if anyone is checking the board, so posting that you are lurking is helpful for me to know people are reading.

I am not sure if you have shared on here before.  If you would like to share about your loved one and depression, even maybe you have questions for others whom may be experiencing a similar situation, that would start a conversation and other people may post.  I think many people lurk waiting for something to respond too.

I know I have personally and professionally been faced with someone whom is having suicidal thoughts.  For me, it was very different when it was a loved one vs. when I was at my place of employment.

Is there anything that you can think of that has helped you in having a loved one whom has depression?  As in, anything that helped you to help the other person?  I am not sure if that makes sense (not sure of the right words at the moment).

If you would like to share, that would be nice.  If you want to wait for someone else to post, that is fine too.  Just glad you found us!  Let me know if I can offer any insight or thoughts.

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Registered: 01-21-2011
In reply to: sunset5000
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 12:31am
hi heidi, so difficult to even post on here i'll see if this works.. miss being able to get on here.. i'm doing good. the fireworks last night was very loud here where i live... scared my cat..been having fun selling things i don't want or need anymore on facebook selling groups in my state.. that has help me with my depression, guess cause i'm making a few bucks that i need.. now i'm running out of things to sell but i need a break, ha ha. been sick with colitis, trying to get that under control, but it takes time..i have a friend at home that i really miss her.. we use to do a lot of things together and i wish she would call me and say lets go have fun. she started getting distance from me a long time ago, the only communication we have is email almost never the telephone. if she only new how i miss her friendship. i know she has another friend that takes her everywhere she wants or needs to go. i guess because of that she doesn't need me anymore cause she has this 1 friend who she does it all with.. but i do have other friends and i plan to go places with them this summer.. hope your well take care suzy
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Registered: 10-10-2007
In reply to: sunset5000
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 6:00pm

Suzy,

You are such a good person!  Your friend knows that, too!  She is missing out on so much fun, if she knew, she would call, right?  

Sending many hugs your way, my friend.

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Registered: 01-21-2011
In reply to: ltlfredom
Sat, 07-13-2013 - 12:50am

Aww thank u heidi, i needed to read this it helped to hear it..   sending hugs to u   Sealed