(Closed) Depressed.. lonely…. ugh

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsTee:  aww, sorry to hear your situation! ((HUGS))!

Have you been officially diagnosed with SAD (seasonal affective disorder?) it’s extremely likely in an area with little sun. They have special lamps that you can buy to have at your desk that actually help. I know it sounds silly, but I know people who use them! Have you heard of them?

Hope your exams go well despite your mood and you can get some time with your hubby. In the meantime, some simple and free things you can do to distract yourself could be starting a blog or trying our some cheap craft projects (check out pinterest for inspiration – I’ve spent dozens of happy hours on that website getting giddy over cute things.)

I know this is all pretty simple, but hope it’s a helpful little step toward feeling better!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LilDrAnya:  Ditto on the special lamp, my old boss used to use one every winter and it helped her!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsTee:  Does your insurance cover mental health? If so, why not see a doctor about it – perhaps you need a little extra help (which is fine, the brain is an organ like any other). That might be able to really help you?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The stress of exams is probably making it worse.  I know how you feel though.  My hubby is military too, so I know what the hours are like.  The most important thing right now, is to focus on your exams.  Once that is over, you should focus on making new friends.  

There are actually a lot of different places for you to make friends.  Being in school is an advantage, because I find school to be the easiest place to make friends because everyone you meet is on the same wavelength as you.  

There’s also the wives club.  They’re usually pretty supportive and active, and I”m sure they can help you settle in.  

Lastly, there is also Meetup.com.  These are pretty good at helping you make friends.  I think its important for you to find other things to do to keep yourself occupied.  I know it sucks, but its part of being a military wife.  You still have your weekends (sometimes), and if you make sure to plan vacations, you’ll be fine.  =)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LilDrAnya:  +1 on the lamp. They’re MIRACLES for people with SAD! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsTee: I agree with the lamp. I used to live very far north and used one with great success. However, the thing that really made the difference was getting involved in the community. I know that you are involved with courses etc. but maybe you need to get involved in some local causes or interests…something to add meaning to your days beyond the course work and also something to make you get out and socialize. 

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