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Topic: present / absent

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  1. LOL2
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    11 July 2019

    Hello BB

    My first post, joined just moments ago. I've joined as I find myself increasingly drifting into isolation: alone in my ongoing unemployment, alone within my family + friends who say "oh, things'll turn around", isolated in my industry / community which I've inhabited passionately for most of my adult life. I seem to have become invisible. I saw a therapist for a few sessions some time ago and in response to a question I replied, "I wonder who'll come to my funeral". Not quite sure where to turn, where to place myself, how to fill in empty days... nor am I sure even where this forum may take me, but, well, am open for the trip!

    Thx!

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  2. smallwolf
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    11 July 2019 in reply to LOL2
    Hi and welcome to beyond blue.

    It is a big step to recognise a problem and then looking for some sort of resolution.

    You have mentioned a few issues in your post - isolation, alone, invisible, etc.

    To you, if you did have a job, would that stop the other feelings you have?
    Or I guess I am asking what issue is most important to you?

    I am interested in hearing more of your story and then perhaps together you might find some way forward.

    Tim
  3. white knight
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    11 July 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Hi LOL2

    I'm here also. Will wait for your teply to Tim's questions as I find this interesting

    I'd like also to know what hobbirs/sports you've had in the past

    Take care

    TonyWK

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