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Offline electric_monk

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I'm 38, physically healthy, with a loving family and a good job. I've always been a little high-strung (my mom called it "over-sensitive"). Sometimes it serves me well, as I think it gives me insight into how people are thinking and feeling. Most of the time, though, it comes out as worrying, particularly about things that are very likely not going to happen. It got much more serious when we had kids - I worry constantly about them and what might happen to them. It occasionally leads to bouts of depression and feelings of despair. My wife describes it as "all the alarms going off, but there's no fire."

I consider myself pretty high-functioning: I maintain good social relationships, I have a technically difficult job, and I interact well with my family. But often I feel like I'm just keeping the tide back and that putting on a brave face is the best I can do to get through the day. Those closest to me know that I struggle, but most people probably think I'm a fairly happy, normal person.

In this forum, I'm looking to encourage others and be encouraged likewise.  I know there's no "cure" for what ails me, but talking about it with like-minded people always helps.
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Re: New member, mild-to-moderate anxiety, looking for like-minded people
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 01:46:10 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.

Possibly 10 posts to enter chat at the moment.
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