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Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:03 PM

I cant fight this feeling.

Been out of work since March. In that time I turned 60! Iíve exhausted myself job hunting. The only thing good in my life is that my 16 year old cat is still breathing next to me. Iím tired of not sleeping, boredom, frustration, crying and not recognizing that person in the mirror anymore.

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Reply I cant fight this feeling. (Original post)
samplegirl Feb 2018 OP
SHRED Feb 2018 #1
samplegirl Feb 2018 #10
SHRED Feb 2018 #15
MFM008 Feb 2018 #2
steve2470 Feb 2018 #3
samplegirl Feb 2018 #11
Ohiogal Feb 2018 #4
samplegirl Feb 2018 #9
CrispyQ Feb 2018 #22
TEB Feb 2018 #5
samplegirl Feb 2018 #12
OceanChick Feb 2018 #6
samplegirl Feb 2018 #13
shenmue Feb 2018 #7
samplegirl Feb 2018 #14
c-rational Feb 2018 #8
CrispyQ Feb 2018 #20
LiberalLoner Feb 2018 #16
samplegirl Feb 2018 #19
PennyK Feb 2018 #17
samplegirl Feb 2018 #18
CrispyQ Feb 2018 #21

Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:04 PM

1. Sending you a hug

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:44 PM

10. Thank Shred

I guess Iím just having a pity day!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:50 PM

15. We all have those

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:11 PM

2. I'll be 60 this year

Not far behind you...

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:22 PM

3. .......

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:44 PM

11. Thanks Steve

Having a bad one!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:24 PM

4. I'm so sorry

These are tough times. I'm 61, have no health insurance, and feeling depressed often about the current regime in Washington.

You're not alone!

{{{{big hug}}}}

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:43 PM

9. Thanks Ohiogal

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:58 PM

22. Yeah, I really wish I wasn't into politics, but it's been a life long interest,

and it's hard to turn off just cuz things are so bad right now. But it does add a heavy element to my already negative state of mind.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:27 PM

5. Peace my friend

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Response to TEB (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:45 PM

12. Thanks

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:27 PM

6. I'm 67 and looking for a job

In my market - Denver - I rarely even get an email back much less an interview.

First of all, I'm old.

Secondly, I'm a woman.

Here, they hire young and cheap and don't care about my years of experience and how I can run circles around all of them!

Most important thing you can do right now: Take care of yourself in every way you possibly can.

My new mantra: "Don't wast time doing things that don't move you toward your goal." This includes mindless TV, hours reading Twitter and being pissed off at what's happening to our country, regretting anything and gossiping with friends.

I just read an awesome book that really helped me. I signed up for Audible and got it free. The author reads the book and his Scottish accent makes it so good. I try to listen to a few minutes of it every day.

Here's the link on Amazon:
https://smile.amazon.com/Unknown-Unfu-k-Yourself/dp/B0731QJ482/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518107069&sr=8-1&keywords=unfuk+yourself

Hang in there. Never surrender. Never stop asking for help.
You'll get there!

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Response to OceanChick (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:47 PM

13. Thank you

I have a free audible!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:32 PM

7. So sorry

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Response to shenmue (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:48 PM

14. Thanks shenmue

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 12:34 PM

8. I recommend Dr. Weil's book Spontaneous Happiness. Many good practical tips to help

with anxiety...4-7-8 breathing, watch your thoughts and challenge them...go for a walk outside or go to the library...only watch good uplifting movies and lastly, remember "The fruit of negative thinking is endless misery and suffering" Keep moving forward. And a big hug too.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:43 PM

20. "The fruit of negative thinking is endless misery and suffering"

I suffer from negative thoughts constantly. I didn't use to, but now my brain is my worst enemy.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:06 PM

16. Sending you a hug

And wishes for better times soon.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:43 PM

19. Thank you

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:22 PM

17. It sounds rough, samplegirl

Some days, the most you can accomplish is to get through them. I'm lucky that I made it to retirement age and have a comfortable situation, but I've been dealing with depression and anxiety as fun aftereffects of cancer treatment. On the bad days I just read murder mystery books, try for a yummy dinner, and look forward to 11:30 (when I take my sleep aid).
Give yourself time and find something, anything, you like to do. Take a walk. Go to the library. Cook something new. Write about how you feel. Hugs.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:39 PM

18. Thanks Penny

Your right sometimes itís all you can do is get through another day. I hope your situation gets better as well. Depression is bad enough the anxiety and nonstop worrying is horrible. Keeping you in my thoughts for brighter days.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:56 PM

21. I never had problems with depression until a few years ago.

Now it's a daily struggle. I turned 60 last year & feel like most of my days are just killing time, so what the fuck is the point? The political situation has added a whole heavy layer to the mix. Wish I could be more upbeat, but I too look in the mirror & wonder who that sad looking person is.

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