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About Me:
I hate myself.
About my Loss:
My partner died ten days ago. We found each other very late in life and only lived together four years. I need help in getting thru this. I hate life without him. Please, someone, talk to mr

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At 2:47pm on November 14, 2016, Michael said…
The site is confusing. No, i am no better.
At 2:36pm on November 14, 2016, Brenda Ann said…

Mary, why do you hate yourself? I wish I could see you face to face but this website is a good place to talk. If you want your thoughts and feelings private please email me at mawmaw1591@gmail.com.

Talking can be a helpful release. Following the death of all ten of his children, as well as some other personal tragedies, the ancient patriarch Job said: “My soul certainly feels a loathing toward my life. I will give vent to [Hebrew, “loose”] my concern about myself. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul!” (Job 1:2, 18, 19; 10:1) Job could no longer restrain his concern. He needed to let it loose; he had to “speak.” Similarly, the English dramatist Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth: “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”

So talking about your feelings to “a true companion” who will listen patiently and sympathetically can bring a measure of relief. (Proverbs 17:17) Putting experiences and feelings into words often makes it easier to understand them and to deal with them. And if the listener is another bereaved person who has effectively dealt with his or her own loss, you may be able to glean some practical suggestions on how you can cope. When her child died, one mother explained why it helped to talk to another woman who had faced a similar loss: “To know that somebody else had gone through the same thing, had come out whole from it, and that she was still surviving and finding some sort of order in her life again was very strengthening to me.”

You can talk openly here and we understand. I care and will listen anytime.

Brenda

At 2:20pm on November 14, 2016, Mary Adkins MacKinnon said…
I guess I have to go to my own "page" to answer you. Or do I click on YOUR picture?
At 11:29am on November 13, 2016, Michael said…
I also am confused about posting comments. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. I feel your pain - it is excruciating. I'd rather be dead. But i'm still here for now. We are with you.
 
 
 

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