Get the Support You Need

Learn from thousands of users who have made their way through our courses. Need help getting started? Watch this short video.

today's top discussions:

logo

Fight depression

asi

2021-07-25 7:17 PM

Depression Community

logo

Social Isolation and Staying Active

Shari2014

2021-07-22 3:40 PM

Healthy Weight Community

logo

Quitting soon

Timbo637

2021-07-03 6:45 PM

Quit Smoking Community

logo

Managing urges to drink while quitting smoking

grapeseed

2021-07-03 2:22 PM

Managing Drinking Community

This Month’s Most Loved Posts:

Browse through 411373 posts in 46957 threads.

140,979 Members

Please welcome our newest members: deidre1967, CHEMF3, Timothysugarglider, mbadra, Ross11

on a downward spiral


11 years ago 0 none 199 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
My answer to your question is yes.  Yes growing up in a house hold where I felt I like I never belonged, I felt isolated and alone and invisible.  That is all I can say about this at this time.  This is all I can handle talking about and remembering for now.   We can revisit this at another time.    Thanks for being there and helping me.
 
Red
 
That sounds very sad, overwhelming, lonely and also confusing. It also sounds very big.  Not sure if that is the right word but I get the sense that you are feeling overpowered by this.  Have you felt like this before?  Is there some event or thought that has triggered this?
 
Members, can you relate to how Red is feeling? Please share your experiences.
 
 

Ashley, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 none 199 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Ashley.
 
Being on a downward spiral in like free falling into bottomless pit of despair.  You have that empty feeling in the pit of your stomach.   You shut yourself off and go into your own world of torment and despair.  You feel like you are drowning in it and you can not come up for air. Its the abyss and you can't find your way out of it.
Red,
 
We are here for you.  What does it feel like to be on a downward spiral?  Can you explain more?
 
 


Ashley, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 none 199 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I am on a downward spiral and don't know how to pull myself up out of it.

Reading this thread: