MARC

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  1. I hope you feel better soon.
  2. I hope you feel better soon.
  3. Welcome to the forum. I would try to take baby steps when leaving the house. Walk around the house slowly. Then maybe the neighborhood and gradually increase your distance. It may take time, but you can do it. From the period September 2012 through August 2013, my mother, father and uncle all passed away which was no fun. I believe if you practice self help, therapy and medication, you can overcome this and get back on your feet. You can do it, just don't give up.
  4. A client of mine is a retired Cardiologist/Nephrologist and he told me once that in America, we need to give things a chance to go away on their own and not expect everything to go away instantly.
  5. My wife has a cousin who is now 68. He lived with his mother until she died. He now lives by himself with his dog. He does not suffer from anxiety at all. He suffers from the inabilty to spend money. He lives in a small townhouse that is sparsely furnished. He wears a terrible toupee. He wears cheap clothing and drives an old car. He never goes on vacation. He has never been married or had a steady girlfriend. He never eats out. He is a retired government employee with a big fat pension. He is worth millions. He suffers from being a tightwad, cheapskate, etc. He does not suffer from anxiety. He does go to the gym daily. Now that is what I would call a wasted life and not yours.
  6. I remember when my daughter was in college (she is 26 now) and she was preparing for a very stressful final. She was more worried than usual and began to develop a terrible eye and facial twitch. If fact, it was so bad that it was a bit painful for her and we even noticed it a bit. After her exam was over, the twitches stopped like their was an on and off switch.
  7. Welcome to the forum. I am very sorry you feel this way. My internal medicine physician has told me that when your illness is affecting your quality of life, then you must do whatever is necessary to get your life back. You may need intense therapy, different medicine or maybe even a new physician. You must never give up as you are young and have your whole life ahead of you to live. You may not believe it now, but with the right help you WILL get better.
  8. As you can tell by now, this subject pushes a few buttons with me. I am trying to give a married males perspective of this situation. Don't get me wrong, even though I have been married for 30 years, all things have not been always peaches and cream either. My wife can have a temper and has let me have it on a number of occasions, with some justification at times in my opinion. Marriage is not easy and anyone who thinks it is, is living in a dream world. Marriage as you know takes a lot of work and the willingness to give and take, admit one is wrong, even when you think you may not be, etc. I am no saint or angel and I believe none of us are. Our daughter as I said earlier is 26 and has been living with her boyfriend for over a year. She has called us on a number of occasions for our opinion on a particular situation. I have also said to her, any relationship takes work and it will not always be smooth sailing. I also told her that whether it is with a job, relationship, or whatever, all you can do is give it your best effort and do the best you can and this is all anyone can reasonably ask for or expect of you.
  9. I will tell you a story which happened to a friend of mine around 30 years ago. He and his wife had been married for a year and had one baby who was just under a year old. They were a great couple. Got along great. Did everything together. No issues at all. Then one day at work, my friend while managing a mini-storage, gets confronted by a lease holder of one of the units. The lease holder accuses my friend of taking something of value out of his unit. Unknown to my friend, who I will call Greg (not his real name), one of the other lease holders of the unit took the merchandise out without telling the other. The lease holder started arguing with Greg and became very confrontational and accusatory. Greg got nervous and tried to back off and then was shot and killed. I remember going to the funeral and seeing his wife and young son. it was horrific. The wife was never the same and the child had some issues later. The funeral home was packed and they had to open up additional seating as Greg was very well liked. The moral of the story is to be thankful for what you have and try to get along as no one knows what the future holds in store for anyone.
  10. We had only one daughter, who is 26 now. My wife was and is still a pharmacist. She worked some weird hours and in many instances if our daughter got sick, I had to pick her up from school, even though I had and still have a full time job. I did not mind as she was my child. I used to go on field trips with her, did lunch duty in her elementary school sometimes, etc. In my opinion, the husband and wife need to work together as a team, especially when their are children involved. Sometimes we need to overlook some things for the common good of all. It is best to move forward and not continue to dwell on any perceived negative feelings.
  11. First of all, you should consider yourself fortunate that your family has the financial ability to allow you to stay at home with your children. Many women would love to be in your situation. They would love to be able to spend time with their kids and not have the stress from both work and kids. Secondly, so he is messy. If that is his worst trait, consider yourself lucky, as in the scheme of things, that is nothing. Thirdly, you mention living in a townhouse with just your kids. Who is going to pay for that as you are not working. Try to be thankful for what you have and try not to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Try to be more positive about your husband and try to remember he has pressures to and his life is not always a bed of roses either.
  12. Their is an old saying which goes, their are three sides to any story. In my household, there would be my side of the situation, my wife's side of the situation and the truth.
  13. I have been a CPA for around 38 years and in todays economy when their is only one income supporting a family, it can bring additonal stress to the person providing the sole financial support to the family. I have been married over 30 years and I have come to realize that no one is perfect and the sooner one realizes this, the better off they will be in the long run.
  14. Many people would be afraid to fly for 15 hours, so that is an accomplishment in itself to be proud of!!!
  15. MRI's are read and interpreted by Radiologists who are very highly skilled and trained, so no worries here.