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Old 04-13-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Question Im 16, Scared, What Should I Do?

I am 16 and my girlfriend of one year is battling some pretty rough depression. She cuts her arms and sometimes overdoses on pills. She is recieving treatment but is not very receptive towards it. I am incredibly stressed out and rundown. I am just a teenager and dealing w/ my own emotions and problems and don't know what to do. I dont want to leave but can hardly handle this burden on my shoulders. I feel so isolated and lonely sometimes, it's like I have depression myself. If anyone would please reply with suggestions or just comfort, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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Re: Young Scared Caregiver

You might not always be girlfriend/boyfriend
But you can be friends forever.

Can you tell her that?

Old 04-13-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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Re: Young Scared Caregiver

She is very serious and controlling about the relationship, and I am afraid I told her something like that, I have no idea what she would do. I seriously do not know if she would consider suicide.

Old 04-14-2004, 12:28 AM   #4
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Re: Young Scared Caregiver

I know exactly what you mean...I was there myself with my ex.. She would always hit herself and such...Punching,cutting,drugs... It led to me doing the same.. I would hit myself until i bled..I would cut myself,the deeper the better..One time i smashed a glass bottle over my own head because her depression was bringing me down... What i did was i made sure she was in a safe place,and we broke up.. She was around family so she was safe..They were notified of her actions so she would be under supervision... I know it sounds mean... But in the end,who are you going to have spent more time with? Her? Or yourself? Thats how i chose to put myself on higher priority than her....She will hopefully get better... And you can continue on with your life...Dont let this stop you...

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