Are there answers other than medication
Five years ago, I lost my husband to suicide. I have felt severe guilt over this because we were separated at the time. I made it through the horrific time following his death and in assisting our children deal with his death in an emotionally healthy way. I got them immediately into counseling and into a children's grief group. I attended GriefShare and also personal counseling and it helped a great deal.
Five years later, I am starting to feel normal, but at the same time, I feel so lost. I'm scared of being alone and I'm scared of taking the risk to find a new partner. I dated a man for almost four years and he turned out to be someone completely different than he represented himself to be. Now, all I want to do is be with my kids, work (well, not that I want to, but I do it), read books, and drink wine in the evenings. I feel scared to engage in any type of relationship or take any kind of risk romantically. I'm fine with being with my friends, but am seriously scarred with men. I feel like I'm depressed because I don't want to do much, but I really don't want medication. What are some other options?
Last edited by LVNV; 12-29-2011 at 12:01 PM.