27-11-2017 01:12 PM
@silhouette Yes that is exhausting ... I was in that situation some 6 years ago ... now thta my son is on the right medication with the right help he is much more aware of the impact he has on me when he is flying off the handle at me ... I would be much older than you and I think you have taken on a mammoth task looking out for your sister ... many wouldn't do it.
You should give yourself a pat on the back for being such a wonderful sister to do that. My sister has given up on me but you haven't given up on your sis kudos to you silhouette.
13-05-2018 12:19 AM
13-05-2018 01:25 AM
13-05-2018 05:23 AM
@silhouette Hi silhouette you really have been through so much. Today will be hard I won't sugar coat it as I dont want to insult you or your sister. Let me say with tears in my eyes that if ever you are ever feeling down myself and others will always be here for you to talk with. Whether it is just for someone to 'sit' with if you dont want to talk but dont want to be alone either or someone to lend a kind ear we will always be here. Love green pea
13-05-2018 11:02 PM
14-05-2018 02:39 AM
@silhouette it was a really nice mothers day. I have never pushed it on the kids to celebrate it as I have always considered it to be just a way for people to spend more money they dont necessarily have but this year both my children bought me a little something very nice and we did coffee. So low key. Just the way I like it.
TV can be quite a distraction as you say ... so can the computer I find . My family are nerds and love the computer. It has been worse than it is now but still you will often find us huddled around our computers looking up bits of information coming our for the odd cuppa meeting in the kitchen then running back to the bedrooms to resume our computer searching.
I am glad that it went alright for you yesterday ... did read your post several times and wonder how you were going. Take care of yourself wont you. Greenpea
14-05-2018 09:01 AM
17-05-2018 03:51 PM
hello @silhouette , being thinking of you and your sister today
seeing how you are today
14-07-2018 10:04 PM
Hi @Shaz51, havent been here a long while. The format has changed. It was nice to find your post. Someone remembering me. Thank you. Ive been reallt busy and my sis + i have been ships in the night. Shes doing some centrelink forced volunteer work in op shop which is challenging her g anxuety over what ppl think. Theres no telling here they don't matter. Shes been pitchin in more with housework lately too. Sometimes i wish she showed as much interest in mw as i do her but guess were not all the same.
Talked to someone myself this week, thinks i'm vulnerable to anxiety depression too, when told her how tired i've been, bits of our childhood and my sisters parasuicides... (don't know what I'd do if i lost her...) She's glad i sort support here too so guess we're all pretty much in the same boat. Just gotta keep positive, somehow lol
15-07-2018 10:45 AM
wonderful to hear from you @silhouette , always good to hear from friends
My husband now has MDD and bipolar2 now and looking after my elderly mum and myself have some physical problems
hope your sister copes ok with the volunteer work in op shop which is challenging her
and how are you going xx, I planted some succulents that i saved and put them in pots
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