"I had to take responsibility for achieving happiness"
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Posted by Mantra195 (as ),
Mild anxiety and depression as I had approached 60 having accepted early retirement but had not worked since February 2010.
I went to my GP because I had become so angry with my wife I had forgotten what she had said that set me off.
She said she was experiencing emotional abuse from me and that made me refer myself to my GP. I had received some counseling last year from Inclusion Matters about an experience in a boarding school that I had not dealt with as fully as I thought.
This time it was more about why I was so angry. I found why love matters. But I found that I had to have assertive conversations between the sessions to continue to make progress. I had to take responsibility for achieving the happiness that I knew was reachable but I had to learn more and more about why I react the way I do.
My mother had post natal depression that seemed to turn in to bi polar disorder. My dad attempted suicide when I was 22 ish.
I have spent most of my life trying to understand why bad things happen to good people. Counseling has helped me a great deal.