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Forums / Staying well / getting help

Topic: getting help

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Mads_
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    18 posts
    17 August 2019

    hi all,

    ive decided that im going to ask my mum (im not an adult so I cant do it myself) if I would be able to speak to someone about what im feeling.

    I don't feel comfortable talking to her or my dad about it however, I wouldd prefer its someone I don't know well.

    do you think its bad to do this?

    also if anyone has any suggestion about how to approach her it would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks in advance

  2. quirkywords
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    18 August 2019 in reply to Mads_

    Mads

    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for writing your post.

    I know when I go to the doctor or I talk to someone and I feel a bit uncomfortable, I take a list with me or write down what I want to say in point form. I may not need it but having a piece of paper , or notes on your phone, may help you feel more comfortable. If you feel ok you dont need to use your notes or you may use them a little or a lot.

    These are some suggestions .

    Also are you worried about your mum reacting in a certain?

    If you want, let me know what you think ?

    Quirky

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  3. Mads_
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    18 August 2019 in reply to quirkywords

    hi quirky,

    my mums really caring and I know she will be supportive, but I have this weird psychological hump I cant get over. I just cant stand the thought of having someone I know and spend a lot of time with, knowing what's going on inside my head. im quite a reserved person, so I suppose that adds to it.

    thanks for the suggestion, I will take them on board.

    Mads

  4. quirkywords
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    18 August 2019 in reply to Mads_

    Hi mads,

    Thanks for your reply explaining how you feel.

    I think your reaction is very natural and not weird at all.

    I am a mother and a daughter so can understanding your reluctance.

    your mother may have already picked up on how you are feeling . I am glad you have a supportive and caring mother.

    Quirky

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