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You are very brave to share your story. You are not not alone. I have read what others have posted and have nothing more to add. I walk where you walk and have for 75 years. I am seen as an energetic, highly competent woman who is always ready to help out. I see myself as a failure if I don’t meet “their” expectations. Even my dog can guilt trip me. My antidepressants of choice are physical mobility, crossing things off my to-do list ( I make sure it includes enough minutia so I can cross something off regularly), and getting caught up in someone else’s drama. I try to guard against addictive behaviors because I know I am at risk. And, since I am a Christian I go to scriptures that offer me comfort.
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