Online forums

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please complete your profile

Complete your profile

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Join the online community Community rules Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Topic: Stuck in a rut

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. marley01
    marley01 avatar
    1 posts
    29 April 2014

    Hi everyone,

     

    I am 25yrs old and I am a lesbian. I feel like I am going to combust of stress and anxiety if I do not talk to someone soon. TBH the reason why i have dragged this out so long is because I didn't want to believe that a past situation effected me as much as it actually has.

    My very first partner of 3yrs cheated on me with a male. This has now caused alot of problems. I do not trust any males apart from my Father. I don't have many straight guy friends, I can count them on one hand. Due to this now my current partner of 2.5yrs is aware of my "issue" with straight males. I feel like any male from her work wants to be more than friends and doesn't respect our relationship at all. I can outright say, she does not agree with me and feels I do not trust her which is not the case. I do not trust the boy in the situation. I instantly feel sick in the stomach if a conversation is spoken about of her male co-workers like something funny or if something happen. 

    Ontop of that, I am anxious all the time. I have tried breathing exercises etc but I think I need some more tips. If the traffic is bad, running late, messy house etc etc my chest tightens and I get annoyed to the point I cannot shake it off and it ruins my day.

    I was recently promoted at work which has caused alot of stress and not believing in myself. Waking up for work is the worst because I dread it, even though its the most amazing job in the world and I LOVE working their.. its just my current mood I can't shake.

     

    HELP! 

     

     

  2. Mares73
    blueVoices member
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
    Mares73 avatar
    748 posts
    29 April 2014 in reply to marley01
    Hi Marley; welcome to Beyond Blue where you will find them most compassionate, understannding, caring & supportive people who will provide as much advice & compassion as they can. Just to get a bit more knowlege-have you experienced depression before because it does sound like you experiencing a episode of depression. They anxiety symptoms you describe are well known to me & many others. It's fear & isolation, doubting yourself, not feeling your usual things you enjoy etc that are just a few symptoms of depression. On this website there is a list of GAS that specialize in depression & have done training from Beyond Blue-you could find a Go from this list near you & I urge you to do this-just say you've been referred by Beyond Blue & they will know immediately that you are there for depression & they would have knowledge of different treatments, medications & support available. I know it takes courage but I can tell you have strength to do this. Also if your interested them Dr gave do you a Medicare plan where you get up to 10 appts with a pyschologist. It's important that you also get support to move past their complex feelings re the cheating & try move on from that experience. It's great that you reached out here- I care & hope if you can just make one step today-you find a GP on that list & ph & make an appointment. It's good insight you have to have To Reach Out here-now can you just take them next step on your journey? Good luck & look forward to hearing back from you. Lve Mares x

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


Sign me up