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When I’m stressed or tired, I always obsess over the smallest things and I assume I’m not good enough. I’ve learned the hard ways over the years that sometimes it’s not real and I just need to take a rest. It’s easy to forget and beat myself up.

A few days ago, I became almost completely paralysed by anxiety. I was at work and found it impossible to engage with anything or anyone. It may have been stress-related but it felt more physical than anything. The next day I was fine but I feel like it could come back anytime.

I worry that I’m not getting the most out of my life, especially when I look and compare it to what others are doing on social media.

My mother in law was forced to leave her job. She was the only one who had a paycheque in the house, and because they are caring for her mother with dementia, is struggling to get another job because she is so stressed about her caring duties she keeps blowing the interviews.

Over recent years my siblings and I have come to realise that our Mother is a compulsive liar. It’s not her fault, she’s the product of parents who couldn’t express love or help her build any self-esteem. She is totally incapable of change and any attempt to address is met with what we term “the wall”. I am so grateful for my siblings (and therapy) because they bear witness, it’s very difficult for anyone else to understand how difficult it is to deal with.

I’m completely estranged from my family. It means that most of the time I’m fine but if things get stressful I’ve sometimes got no one to turn to which can make me sad.