I lost my job over a year ago now and I have not been able to find a new one. I try looking almost every day and have gone on countless interviews to no success. I'm worried all the time and feel like I'm going crazy. I don't have anyone to really talk to during the day about how I feel so I find myself dreading the long afternoons when I'm alone and left to my own devices. Things improve a little once my husband comes home from work, but I've found myself latching onto him and not wanting him out of my sight once he does come home. It's not sitting well with him because he's very social and active and has a million projects going at once where as I just want him to be with me. So I feel very alone and isolated. I have no friends to speak of as I lost them when I lost my job since they were work friends. I am very alone and my anxiety takes over feeling like I'll never survive another second of the loneliness. Does anyone else have issues with being alone and feeling isolated? It's a real trigger for me and I can't seem to overcome it. Which was one reason I joined this board hoping I'd feel less alone.
I agree with kc's post above. ^^^
This post is more a position of empathy & support.
Like you, I am unemployed, & feeling isolated & verrrryy anxious. I am very lucky to have found this site!
My situation was brought on by an almost cross-country move across the US. This was due to my husband's career, and given that he is more of the "breadwinner" so to speak, I had to give up my work for the move. I honestly can't say that I've made much of an effort given that we've been here less than 2'months, & summer w/ my 2 sons.
Now that school has started for them, I am really freaking out because it is a culture difference & shock compared to where we used to live.
I feel dependent on my husband & just a couple of moms I recently met for my communication...but at times, I'm feeling really stressed and can't sleep. I need to go to a psych. Doctor but there is a 60 day wait here. I do have to believe all these negative circumstances are temporary & will soon pass. :)
Anyhow, I just wanted to "drop in" to tell you I'm in a similar situation, and I'm only a post or pm away.
Peace & well wishes to you. Please get in touch if you'd like :)