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    Tonight my fiancé ended our relationship of over 2 years. He called me a toxic bitch and he’s right. My ex husband used to call me the same thing. I spent all of my money to get here and move in with him. I’m disabled, broke, my credit is in the trash, and I have nowhere to go. I failed my kids, my fiancé, and myself because of my low self esteem and depression. I fought to get out of an abusive 23 year marriage and this is where I end up. No home. No car. No money. No future. No hope. No matter how hard I keep trying I fail everyone I love.

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is rebeccamenear, we live in NSW, Australia. I'm looking for support, advice and education to support my teenage son (13 - an only child) living with ASD, anxiety and ADHD. I am a single parent and have removed my son from the public education system and have been home schooling which has had a positive impact on my son's mental health (and mine) and his curiosity to learn. It is important to know that we are not alone and to connect with people who understand our experiences. Too many times I have been blamed for my child's "shortfalls" as he can present quite "normally". Friendships and family relationships have been strained or destroyed, they either don't understand or have no experience so quickly point the finger at my parenting and my child's behaviour. Moving into his teenage years with hormones and new emotions, it is important to find assistance and support for both of us. Thank you for including us in this group.


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    About Me

    Since I’m new here, I thought that it would be helpful to share a few details about myself before I start to interact with other members.
    -I’ve struggled with my MH my whole life
    -I come from a dysfunctional family
    -Friendships are hard to come by for me and never last
    -Romantic relationships feel complicated and confusing
    -Currently, I’m trying to figure out what’s next for me in life, without knowing where I belong socially
    #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #Friends

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    Good people.

    Lately I feel like I have to keep reminding myself that there's still good people in the world. Genuine, good hearted people. I've been in and around toxic and abusive relationships and the skepticism that comes with that is vast. I don't trust people nor do I let anyone in and while I'm trying to change that for myself, I'm also trying to notice and appreciate the small things people do for others, for me, that may not seem like much or a big deal to some, but is for me. It's a rough road trying to piece myself back together and most days I just want to give up, but I have to believe that one day, the fight will have been worth it.
    #Anxiety #Depression #Life #MentalHealth

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    Have you ever been told by a therapist that they cannot help you?

    <p>Have you ever been told by a therapist that they cannot help you?</p>
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    Advice on a breakup

    My boyfriend broke up with me a few days ago and honestly, I’ve never felt so broken. I absolutely love him with everything I have and he just walked away. He kept saying that I was the one and recently he said he stopped loving me. Not only am I on my own again, we have to sort out our flat. It’s in both our names but I can’t afford to move out or stay on my own. I have no idea what to do and I’m really scared about the future and I don’t want a life that doesn’t have him in it. Does anyone have any advice on any of this, because I’m really struggling right now and have no idea what to do. #Depression #heartbreak #GettingHelp #Relationships

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    I’m so grateful | this may sound cheesy so apologies in advanced

    I love all of my 5 queerplatonic partners. How do they even stick through the rainiest days of mine, I don’t know. Even the newest ones stick with me. How? But I’m still so happy to have all of them. How in the world they are all so understanding and supportive, I don’t know.

    Maybe, just maybe I am wrong about everyone backstabbing me in the end. Maybe…

    Also friendly reminder that you are amazing and deserve to be understood and heard whether or not you’re in a relationship of any kind. /gen 🧡

    #grateful #LGBTQIA #Positivity

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    Nobody will be mad, frustrated, or tell me things I do not like anymore

    Being honest causes people to hurt you and misunderstand you

    No one cares about me or respects my voice

    So, I will keep everything to myself

    Whats the point in speaking up if everyone is just going to invalidate you

    I will be alone. no one will be frustrated or mad at me anymore

    I won't give them a reason to

    I will only have superficial relationships from now on

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    Diagnosed earlier vs diagnosed later: What's the difference?

    I was diagnosed on the autism spectrum on June 25, 2015, which places me a year and a half after I graduated high school, I had been fired from two jobs at that point, and I was struggling to stay independent from my parents' home. Sometimes I wish I had been diagnosed earlier in my life (though I hold no grudge against my parents, they really did do their best). I feel being diagnosed earlier would've helped my relationship with my mom and we would've understood each other better. I probably would've gotten some extra support for my schoolwork to help me succeed better. I probably would've been able to become independent faster without having to go back after the first try. There's a lot that could've been done had I gotten diagnosed sooner. What difference do you think getting diagnosed earlier has? What if you're diagnosed later? #Autism

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    Fibro & Dental Work AHHH!!!

    Today I needed to have a temporary crown before I have a root canal tomorrow and then they finalize the crown. Well having chronic pain and having fibro I’m feeling like my mouth is being what I call “baby tasered” from all the work that has been done plus the duration of being in an uncomfortable chair and position does not help the pain at all everywhere else. Fortunately I have a great relationship with my dentist and he’s been with me since my life changed in 2018-2019 he knows that if I need any work done I rather knock out the majority of what I can do in the time I’m there and already numbed up than separate appointments because I have flare ups big time and it’s not just mouth pain. I definitely don’t like being at a dentist office but who does?! Lol but I know this has to be taken care of so surviving today I’m proud of me. Painful day today however I survived it woohoo! 🙏🏽👏🏽 I’m blessed with an attitude of gratitude despite all the pain I have endured in this life so far and I’m still young yikes lol 😂 . Send good vibes this way for next appointment a root canal ughhh 😑😩🙏🏽! -Sincerely a beautiful girl who has #ChronicPain

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