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I've been under a huge amount of stress lately. We (my ex-hu

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I've been under a huge amount of stress lately. We (my ex-husband and I) are selling my house; the divorce decree stipulates we sell it after our son graduates high school and he graduated this May. I have NO idea where I'm going to live or how I'm going to pay for an apartment. I'm supposed to be packing up my things, and getting rid of a lot of what I have in a 5-bedroom house so it will fit in a one-bedroom apartment. It's very stressful trying to figure out what to keep and what to give away. My ex-husband is a narcissist, and he was very abusive during our marriage. I've been seeing him a lot lately and he emails me daily telling me what to do. Even though we're divorce, he is still verbally abusive and it really stresses me out. If you've ever dealt with a narcissist, you know it's better to just not reply than to stand up for yourself and start an argument. The only positive thing is my cell phone battery died so at least he can't call me and yell like he usually does. Finally, my son is moving to college in August, but this weekend he's moving into his dad's unused house. My ex-husband bought a house then moved in with his girlfriend, so his house just sits empty and he asked my son to "house sit" this summer. He agreed to pay for a few of our son's college expenses if he would house sit. I'm incredibly sad that my son is moving out; I've never lived without him since he was born and I'm going to miss him terribly. Finally, I take antidepressants and I ran out; it took me approximately 10 days before I could pick them up from the pharmacy (my car stopped working and Uber charged me $50 the last time I had to go into town). So, even though I'm taking my meds again, I must not have a therapeutic dose in my system because I feel incredibly depressed. Finally, my ex-husband is coming here tomorrow with a group of workmen and he wants to pick up all the stuff I have for Goodwill; I have nothing bagged up yet. I feel overwhelmed and I see no end to the stress in sight. I can't stop worrying about where I'm going to live and how I'm going to pay for it. There's really nothing anyone can do, I just wanted to vent my frustrations. Sometimes getting stress or worries out in the open decreases some of the power. Thank you for listening!

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GirlKitty's picture
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Jun 15

@Pixiespark Thank you for support. I appreciate that you offer your concern for me.

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Jun 15

You are very welcome. I understand alot of what you are going through from personal experience. I only wish I some how had something to say more helpful.

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LollyNews's picture
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Jun 15

Hi @Girlkitty I know. The mind wants to race.
When I get overwhelmed, I try to stop and just think about the next thing. Baby steps.
Something I practice through Sobriety is focusing on getting through this moment. Then the next. And put your focus on your breath. Take some deep breaths in through the nose, hold for 10 seconds and breathe out slowly through your mouth. Relaxes the nervous system. Feels so good.
You are strong and you have us.

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