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by paulshipmansmith
Mon May 31, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: Intrusive Negative Thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 6460

Re: Intrusive Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts can happen when we are lacking self-confidence, feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. These negative thoughts intrude your mind and it's hard to keep reassuring yourself that these are only thoughts. The search for reassurance is often unsated. Let's be honest. When negativity an...
by paulshipmansmith
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Motherhood
Replies: 2
Views: 7803

Re: Motherhood

It must be difficult for you - having to deal with the pressures of parenthood, your mixed feelings and being in a dark place at the moment. You hope that people will come forward and admit to feeling the same way as you. There's people out there who will be experiencing your situation but never adm...
by paulshipmansmith
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Selfesteem is so so low because of being cheated on 3 years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

Re: Selfesteem is so so low because of being cheated on 3 years ago

You appear to have been deeply affected by your old relationship and one large side-effect of that relationship will mean you have lost that intimate trust. The impact of your previous relationship has now become deeply embedded in your current relationship. You say that your current relationship is...
by paulshipmansmith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Someone please help me
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

Re: Someone please help me

There's a lot of issues going through your mind at the moment - which appear to stem from your childhood. What makes matters worse for you is not having the psychological support to deal with this. You are experiencing both physical and psychological symptoms which are causing you stress in themselv...
by paulshipmansmith
Fri May 31, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Help/advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3882

Re: Help/advice

You were getting along well with your former therapist and this resulted in a positive 'chemistry' between you both. When this occurs, you both connect and are able to discuss your issues more comfortably. On one hand, the first therapist you saw seemed to understand your situation and was treating ...
by paulshipmansmith
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Acne has ruined my self esteem
Replies: 4
Views: 4302

Re: Acne has ruined my self esteem

It's not the acne that is now the main problem in your life. It's the effect it is having on your confidence to face the world. You are on a circle of decreasing self-esteem which is making the condition even harder for you to cope with. The main issue for you is how to overcome your obsession and b...
by paulshipmansmith
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Social Anxiety.... Advice please!
Replies: 154
Views: 68932

Re: Social Anxiety.... Advice please!

[quote="littleem"]Hello! Both depression and anorexia are conditions that are very difficult to overcome, so going into a relapse can make the situation even more difficult for you to deal with. It is good that you are working on your journey towards recovery but unfortunately 'relapsing' ...
by paulshipmansmith
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Feeling lost and alone
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Feeling lost and alone

For a start, as you are feeling so depressed, you may easily find yourself feeling that everyone around you is being negative towards you. The depression will certainly make you 'feel alone' because the 'darkness' that is associated with it can have a 'shroud' effect upon you. We often find ourselve...
by paulshipmansmith
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Worried about my sons and don't know where to turn
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: Worried about my sons and don't know where to turn

You are very right to be worried, especially as this is a situation that concerns both of your sons. You have contacted the Samaritans which is definitely a sign of your concern. This is part of admitting to a perceived problem. You were then referred to Talk To Frank. Then you were referred to here...
by paulshipmansmith
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Looking for advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: Looking for advice.

Being with your partner for more than a year suggests that your 'affair' is actually progressing to a relationship with some meaning. Affairs are not ideal as people can get emotionally hurt in the process. However, life's journey takes various courses and these things can happen, as it is in our na...

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