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Re: Welcome to the Friends, Family and Carers Forum! Introduce yourself here 🙂

Thank you Eve7

 

Cheers!

 

Rhonda

Re: Welcome to the Friends, Family and Carers Forum! Introduce yourself here 🙂

Hi Everyone

 

My wife has PTSD and depression but I am thinking she may have BPD as well. Her daughter has it.

we have been struggling for awhile now and the smallest thing can get blown out of proportion and the fallout can last for days with the threat of her leaving me

 

😔

Re: Welcome to the Friends, Family and Carers Forum! Introduce yourself here 🙂

Hi. I am supporting my husband who in our 10 years of marriage has not had mental health issues until about 4 months ago (diagnosed) but I think perhaps a bit longer than that.

Two fun facts that make this so challenging.

-I have been treated in the past for depression and actively take anxiety medication myself. I do a check in a couple of times a year now with psychologist or on a needs basis and would say generally I’m going well.

-we have two young children, both work full time and recently moved 3 hours away from family (well we didn’t see them any less before really, and yes that was 3 in 1).

 

I am hoping to work out how to best support him. It’s becoming exhausting looking after 4 people as such and I am trying to be kind but find myself distancing myself from my husband a lot and going in to task mode just to cope. Thanks for listening. 

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Welcome @MrsS Sounds like you have a lot going on. 

I hope you find this to be a supportive space. 

 

I have young kids myself so I can understand that exhaustion. It's so difficult doing that and navigating MH issues. 

 

I'm just here to offer support and wishing you all the best 💛

 

@Shaz51 @NatureLover @Eve7 @maddison 

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Hi. I’m new here. My daughter 19y.o. Has severe depression and trauma. Self harm, suicide attempts. I am hoping for support and guidance. Thank you

Re: Welcome to the Friends, Family and Carers Forum! Introduce yourself here 🙂

Welcome @Gypsy4 .

 

Nice to meet you. I'm sure there are members you are more than read to share their experiences with you. 

 

I hope you can build connection, belonging and support on the forums. I will tag some members who may want to introduce themselves to you,

 

@Shaz51 @Anastasia @Appleblossom @maddison @Krishna 

 

In the meantime, you are welcome to connect on 

JOIN US: Wednesdays’ Well of Wellness – Wellness Tips for Carers! 

Share a cuppa? 

Mindful Mondays: New activity every Monday 

 

I look forward to seeing you around,

tyme

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Hi and thanks...

Re: Welcome to the Friends, Family and Carers Forum! Introduce yourself here 🙂

Hi. I am Elisabeth. Mum to 4 daughters and Nana to 9 . 2 lots of identical twin girls. 2 of my daughters have mental illness and the younger of the 2 may have BPD. Both daughters of twins are the ones who have the mental health issues, I think that’s co incidental. Anyway it’s very distressing for me, understandably. I feel very worried and sad for her. She isn’t violent, more self destructible behaviour but hurts people around her by cutting them off without explanation. 2 of her sisters don’t want anything to do with her anymore because of the life choices she has made that they don’t agree with. Long story. She has 2 children from her marriage 8 and 6, and split up with her husband, met a guy, got pregnant with twins, split up from him because he attacked her while she was pregnant. It’s huge mess and obviously she is very depressed and confused about her situation now. She is very lucky because her ex husband is helping her out with the kids but she doesn’t love him but I think he took her back thinking they would get back together. She did make it very clear to her ex husband that they wouldn’t be getting back together as husband and wife. She is now talking to the babies father again and her ex husband is jealous.

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Good Evening @granny9 , Thank you for sharing introducing yourself and sharing your story. I hear that you are understandably worried. I hope you find the connection and support you are looking for on these forums.

 

I'll tag @BPDSurvivor in as they may have some insight into what is happening.

 

I'd also encourage you to have a look at:

1) Raising Awareness of BPD - Flipping the Script

2) Topic Tuesday // Supporting loved ones living with BPD // Tuesday 25th January, 7pm-8:30pm AEDT 

3) LIVE CHAT: BPD for Friends, Family and Carers - This Sunday 3rd October 7:00-8:30pm AEDT 

 

I've also sent you a quick email.

 

Kindest, tyme

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