FawnFox wrote: »
I too am really really grateful for this thread right now. <br />
Recently I've had some serious weights on my shoulders which I haven't felt like I've been able to share with anyone.. But this thread seems like a good place to offload hard stuff. <br />
My dad has had major depression and has been an alcoholic (and occasional domestic abuser) for as long as I can remember. Recently he organised a travel holiday for himself without telling any of us, and he went to Sri Lanka, Singapore and America which costed him almost $10,000 - he has put all the money on credit card so now my family is in a huge debt for a trip Dad organised only for himself. <br />
When he came back he and my Mum talked things out and I thought their relationship/our family was getting better. I thought maybe dad would get the help he needs and things could be normal and happy for once in my life.<br />
But about a week ago we discovered my dad has been having an affair with a girl in her 20's (he is well into his 50s) and that he had been cheating on my mum for about 4 months. Seeing as he has been kicked out of the house, we now have virtually no money as my Mum only works part-time.<br />
So now my parents are in the throws of a split, I've lost all respect for my dad, funds are low - and I haven't really felt like I could share this with anyone. Thanks so much for making this thread, even if nobody replies to this I feel so much better having expressed some of the hard stuff I have been going through.<br />
This is a really amazing idea and it's so important for everyone to feel like they have people to talk to. If anybody has something weighing them down right now I will be here to listen We all go through stuff and life is never ever easy.
catmando830 wrote: »
I am thankful for good health.
That being said my husband was laid off the end of September, he got a good severance package, but it still has me very nervous. I know he will find something, this isn't the first time we've been through this, but I have had some sleepless nights and he's taken up cigar smoking again (expensive habit).
He is in the IT field at the CIO level, so no telling where we may live next. Since we've been together we've moved 3 times. I haven't worked since 2009, I call myself retired (just sounds better than unemployed). Where we live I would have to drive for over an hour for a job in my field. The only jobs in our town are minimum wage and part time, so he told me my job was taking care of the house and our 6 cats.
Maybe our next move will be back to a more metro area so I can go back to work.
YazFoxxy wrote: »
Aw how thoughtful. But, mines all work related stuff. Just stressful. But, yeah..
SelenaGrey wrote: »
I'm sorry that your thread in general chat got deleted Rose. Some people are so miserable that they have to trample on anything and everything good. it's like they can't stand seeing people show love and support for one another. It's almost as if it burns them to witness it.
Anyway, I would suggest putting a link maybe in your signature to get more traffic. This is a truly beautiful thread and we shouldn't let a few insensitive trolls ruin it.
catmando830 wrote: »
@rosemow - I put a link to this group in my signature, hope you don't mind
Bamajam wrote: »
Several reasons people might want to discuss their problems in a forum: easier access to lots of people, convenience, easier posting difficult feelings as opposed to talking face to face with someone. There are several support groups on line for different organizations. This may not be the way for everyone but it works for a lot of people. Also, having a forum like that here , you already have something in common with everyone: being a simmer. Can make it less difficult when you have something in common
charlotteprice wrote: »
I have had MS (Mulitple Schlorosis, not sure if I spelled it right, LOL) for over 25 years, also other health problems too. I work four days a week, full days at that. I am exhausted after work and turn to my sims to forget about my problems!
I cant go back, I have reinstalled S2 and S3 but I have always uninstalled them when the new series came out. I find S4 is not holding my interest and I find myself just totally lost.
Turning to the forums(new for me) has not been a good experience, LOL.
My kids have been great in helping me when I have my relapses. My kids are my world. I miss out on so much with them, but push myself to do all I can. Its like my mind tells me to do something, but my body wont let me
I have always been strong and still am.
Thanks for listening to me