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RE: [IP] significant others



Depression is a tough road for anyone.  My Oldest son is a bi-polar......
Boy did that stress us out big time.  At least in this day in age help is
available and in accepted without shame.  In doing geneaology I had a lot of
didfficulty in getting medical information from older family members due to
the "shame" of needing help to cope.  I will be celebrating my 21st
anniversery April 21st and think that my wife Mary is the greatest.  T think
that having a close support structure in place helps us all.

Vernon Catron
www.jacksonville.net/~vcatron <http://www.jacksonville.net/~vcatron>
French Huguenot, Gordonís Musketeers, 1st Regiment of Foot, British Marine,
1st NYV Engineers


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Julie Britt
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 1:08 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] significant others



I have just begun treatment for depression and anxiety problems- prozac and
therapy sessions.  For those out there who also have these problems, I need
some input.  My poor boyfriend is always so supportive of me, and tries so
hard to understand my medical problems, but he just can't understand this.
He thinks depression means that I'm sad and he needs to cheer me up, and
that anxiety means that I have problems that he needs to help me solve.  I
have tried to explain that it's partly chemical/biological in my brain, and
also related to diabetes, and I have tried telling him my symptoms, but to
no avail. How do others explain diabetes, the pump, and psychological
problems to significant others?

Julie

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