Facing family issues. Need help.

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    • Dora

      I am feeling so extremely depressed and anxious about both of my parents. I worry about them so much and I always try to make them feel better. I always think something terrible will happen to either parent. I sometimes want to move out to start a new independent life but then i think about who will take care of my parents ( even though they don’t need anyone to take care of them!) my family has been having issues lately so this has only worsened my worry. does anyone have the same issues of continual worrying about loved ones even though nothing may be wrong or when something does go wrong the worrying turns into extensive depression and anxiety. I also tried contact family counselling services for family for help. What should I do?

    • huckleberry

      Hi Dora!

      Without knowing anything about the specific context of your post or your situation, it seems as though anxiety is at the heart of it. Some advice I would offer is that you have to take care of yourself first. So, rather than family counseling, I might suggest you arrange to have a chat with a therapist who can help you understand what is causing it and how to treat it.

      If family counseling is the right path, they can help you find those resources. However in my experience, it’s best to start by focusing on your own needs and build from there.

    • Dora

      Experiencing continual worry and anxiety about loved ones, particularly parents, is not uncommon. While caring for them is natural, it can also lead to overwhelming stress and even depression. It’s essential to acknowledge and validate your feelings while considering self-care. Talking to a mental health professional, such as an adult psychologist, can be immensely beneficial. A psychologist can provide a safe space to explore these emotions, develop coping strategies, and set healthy boundaries. Additionally, they can help you navigate the idea of starting an independent life while still maintaining a supportive relationship with your parents. Seeking professional support can be a crucial step towards improving your mental well-being and overall quality of life.

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