(Closed) Way over-emotional right now

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

You have so much going on, it’s hard to be serene all the time.  All you can do now is cry it out, take a soothing bath if possible.  I personally like to get my hair and nails done so I can get away from things for a while.  Whatever helps you relax try to do it.  Next you need to figure out how to prevent it from getting this bad again.  You should have a nice talk with your FH when he gets back so you can work out a game plan on how to diffuse these situations.  My husband and I did the same before the wedding.  I was keeping annoyances and stresses to myself and then something slight would set me off.  I learned that I had to stop putting so much on myself and that I needed to communicate my needs more effectively to him. 


It will get better, I promise.

Post # 4
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m sorry to hear that you’re having such a tough time right now.  However, keep in mind that when you’ve got a history of depression and anxiety, stressors tend to hit you harder than most.  You have to try to manage your stress early and find ways to combat it so that things don’t get worse.  Do you see a therapist?  If not, it might be worth it to try to do so, even in a limited setting.  There’s usually community therapists that will provide sliding scale costs for people so that it helps with the financial issue.  In addition, it might be worth it to check with your psychiatrist about adjusting the dose of your medications(if you’re on any…if not, consider starting since the stress will just get worse the closer the wedding gets) to help alleviate some of the feelings of being overwhelmed. 

I tell my patients to find time to relax – whether it’s to listen to music, exericising(even if it’s just a walk around the block), healthy eating and sleeping, and reaching out to family and friends.  Also, many people find journaling and writing down their feelings to be really cathartic. 

If you are religious at all, it might also help to join some of the church-sponsored activities.  Many of them will have weekly bulletins that list their various events and groups.  It doesn’t have to be bible study…it could just be a weekly get-together.  Do things that will get you out of the house for a little while every day.

Many larger cities nowadays also have "singles" groups that go out and do pre-arranged things together.  I say "singles" because there are so many different interest groups out there that it isn’t a requirement that you’re single to participate anymore.  Check online and see if there’s any in your area.

In any case, I wish you the best of luck.  You can always come back to the hive for a little extra support!

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