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Post by peterpam on Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:59 pm

I'm sure you do nb, but best for both of you that she is in a better space when she gets home.

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Post by peterpam on Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:30 pm

Hope all goes well for you and your partner today newbie. Thinking of you and sending happy thoughts your way.

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Post by Newbie on Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:22 am

Home now and on a bucket full of meds - slight improvement - the next week will be a challenge out of care and at home, wish us luck!
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Post by peterpam on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:41 am

very best of luck to the two of you, oh and sending hugs.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:30 pm

i really feel sorry for my partner, he has to take in so much

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Post by peterpam on Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:10 am

Hun, your partner is supporting you, give him a hug and tell him you love him and you are greatful. All will be good, he clearly loves you, he just needs a little in return. Hugs to both of you.

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Post by britelite on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:31 pm

hi Newbie...its been nearly a week since you added anything here...I hope it has been as good a week as it could possibly have been for you and your dear Mrs Newbie

I have a huge amount of admiration for you in your support for your partner...and in Mrs Newbie for her strength in asking for that support and help from you as she searches for a way through. I love you
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:21 am

hey how's things newbie?

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Post by greasemonkey on Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:53 am

pam.
how are you enjoying the mens interest in you
nowdays?
Love
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Post by peterpam on Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:03 am

lol gm, nobody with that WOW factor, passed my way as yet. Enjoying looking.

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Post by Newbie on Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:41 am

Hi there -wow, I admire the people and the caring attitudes these pages show ('Mrs Newbie' - love it Very Happy ) - we actually managed a couple of days away from town at a friends house doing absolutely nothing but resting, walking the dogs and watching the Food Channel this weekend lol.
The Meds seem to have finally made a change and she can see a future for once - but as the shrink has said two steps forward can mean one and 3/4 back so we'll see how the next week goes.
One other thing I have noticed is that once the initial stress has worn off and/or there is an improvement in your partner/family member, your own body suddenly admits how tired and exhausted it is - I am still trying to get a full nights sleep to recover as I have to work fulltime and have noticed that I need to recognise my work habits and not over doing it there too.
We'll keep you posted.
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Post by peterpam on Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:24 am

Hey at least with watching the food channel you can enjoy all the food without the weight gain, lol. Sounds like you are both doing very well. Take each day as it comes and just enjoy. Well done you two and huge hugs to you both.

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:56 am

well done mr and mrs newbie..

look after yourselves - it will start to come right.

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:12 am

Huh- I would have agreed about that until she it best to pack her bags and go and her parents stay with tonight 'because shes still mad' - no word of warning....
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:13 am

ooohhhhh dear!

um how old is Mrs newbie?

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:29 am

Not that young! Almost 35
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Post by peterpam on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:29 am

Sorry newbie, did I miss something, why is she angry??. Put arms around newbie, it will be ok.

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:32 am

Er.... 'mad' as in losing her mind - not angry Wink
I lost my rag a bit too.... this is the pressure part that is the 'suck it up part for the partners..... this is just really, really upsetting
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Post by peterpam on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:54 am

Oh gosh, sorry hun, I know that feeling. Hugs to you. I know just how upsetting your situation is, but REMEMBER she has not lost her mind, she is in a very bad space and needs support. You also need support so post away and hopefully we can be there for you through this tough time.

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:05 am

Today I feel at the end of my tether..... and up and leaving really crossed a line. My feelings are mixed between 'whatever' and 'argghhhhhhhhhh'
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:25 am

there is no easy answer to this one, sorry.

I sincerely hope you guys can get through this.. we are working through my depression and fortunately i think our relationship is getting stronger,

I have tried to walk out of it - several times, and have been pulled back by my husband. Yes I was probably barking mad - screaming all the way, he just stood in my way when I was packing my bags. I hated him and what he was doing at the time - but the reality is that I hated myself and not him and not what he was doing.

I am grateful that he stopped me, because now there is no going back for us, we are solid.

I truely hope that you guys get to this stage. Yes it is difficult, but please if you think the relationship is worth it - then go for it and dig your toes in. It will be worth it in the end.

keep your chin up ok and keep us posted.

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:28 am

Newbie feeling somewhat crap for not stopping her - but I was:
A - stunned that she stood up from the couch and left and
B - so exhausted that this is a never ending battle at the moment that I just wanted her to go away....bad, bad choice methinks
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:35 am

oh i didn't mean it that way, sorry newbie didn't mean to make you feel bad.

What i was trying to say was if you think the relationship is worth it you need to perservere and be honest (perhaps in a diplomatic way) with her.

take tonight to recharge and see if you can get some sleep and re evaluate tommorrow - how does that sound?

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Post by Newbie on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:37 am

Huh - already feeling bad, fear not!
Sounds very plausible and sensible actually - need to eat, try to sleep, re-evaluate in morning.
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:55 am

Please can you let me know how you get on. Now that i am seeing this disease through my partners eyes (well as much as I can) i know that it is so hurtful and difficult for them.

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