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Forums / PTSD & Trauma / Alone and lonely

Topic: Alone and lonely

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  1. Gabriellek
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    2 October 2020

    My names Gabby and I always feel so lonely and invisible. I see these women who get noticed and loved and I’ve never been one of them. I always seem to get used and abused. I just came out of an abusive marriage and in the middle of a divorce and putting my ex husband in jail for nearly killing my child at 7 weeks leaving him with brain damage and cerebral palsy so life is definitely tough mentally and physically and I just want to reach out and ask if there are any other women or men out there that would like to chat to a lonely woman like myself.

    I have no one to talk to and my mental health is at an all time low.

    please if you can, respond and I will respond back that would be great and maybe I wouldn’t feel so invisible and lonely all the time.

    thanks. Alone and lonely, Gabby.

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  2. Sophie_M
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    2 October 2020 in reply to Gabriellek

    Hey Gabby,

    Welcome to the forums, we are so glad that you decided to reach out to our supportive community here. We are incredibly sorry to hear what you and your child have been through. We think you are such a strong person to have come through so much and have such a positive and proactive perspective on moving forward in your life. We hope that you find these forums to be a safe space, free of judgement, and our community is here to help support you through this difficult time.

    If you feel up to it, we'd also encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals. You can also always reach out to our lovely friends at Lifeline on 13 11 14 or through online chat (7pm-midnight AEST) at https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat whenever these feelings become overwhelming.

    We hope that you find some comfort in the words of kindness and support from our wonderful community. You're not alone in this, and please feel free to keep us updated here on your thread on how you're going, whenever you feel ready.

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  3. Birdy77
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    2 October 2020 in reply to Gabriellek
    Dear Gabby,

    You are not invisible.

    We hear you and acknowledge your bravery and resilience for all you've been through and all you are going through.

    I am so sorry for what you have experienced .... sending kindest thoughts to you and your precious child.

    It is great you have reached out here, and i hope you can find your way around - you will find people here to be kind and compassionate.

    birdy
  4. Ggrand
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    2 October 2020 in reply to Gabriellek

    Hello Gabriellek,

    A very warm welcome to the forums..

    I am very deeply sorry to hear about your previous baby...No words would ever convey the sadness of what your ex done...

    Loneliness is a horrible to thing to feel...I can understand how overwhelming loneliness can be....I live alone..I was in an abusive relationship for 38 years..until my husband passed away from cancer, and I’m left on my own..I have children who live nearly 8 hours drive from mine..and visits have been no existent this year..other years I see my youngest son 1 or 2 times...

    You can talk here Gabrielle, we are hear listening to you, anytime you feel to talk is great...you’re listened to and cared for here very much...You are not alone lovely Gabrielle....

    My kind and caring thoughts..

    Grandy..

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