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Topic: Patience is wearing out

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Berley
    Berley avatar
    1 posts
    9 November 2019
    Hi, i'm new here.
    Background: my partner has lived with anxiety for 10years which has increased significantly in the last 3years following a bicycle accident. Since the accident he also has PTSD and a bit of depression.

    In the last year he has struggled. He doesn't feel like he has a medication that is working. He had a psychiatrist but that was short term care and has ended. He has been self medicating and drinking (some weeks worse than others). He had 3 weeks in a clinic but since then has felt pressure from work and seems to be back to drinking too much. This week he got caught drink driving.

    I'm getting frustrated with him, he tries to treat himself rather than ask for professional help. He doesn't realise how his behaviour is affecting not just me and his children but people in his work place. I want to help, I try to help but it seems to have little affect.
  2. glenn73
    glenn73 avatar
    1 posts
    9 November 2019 in reply to Berley

    HI Berley,

    Sounds tricky especially with kids in the picture. If he stopped his support its doesnt sounds good... he needs support maybe from a physc or counselor. If he isnt taking your advice maybe ask a friend to have a chat with him. he may listen to a mate with a different approach maybe?

    Wishing you all the best

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