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by ImJohn
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: Alone on a boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Alone on a boat

Hi, I'm sorry your mum is suffering so much and that your dad isn't in the best place either. Depression is a terrible thing. My mum suffered from both anxiety and depression and, unfortunately, I have been a depressed person too. For the vast majority of us there is no magic wand; I'm sorry but tha...
by ImJohn
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Re: Hello

Hi and welcome to the forum, I'm sorry you're feeling depressed despite the 'perfect life' you describe in your post. Depression is a very subjective thing - despite there being similarities as you'll discover when you read more of the posts that appear here. In the end I guess we all find our own w...
by ImJohn
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: New here

Hi there! You sound like something of an idealist. That's not a bad thing in itself, in fact I think it's a good thing. Unfortunately the world in general and the commercial world in particular is far from perfect. Commerce, as you may have noticed, is driven by money not ideals or academic excellen...
by ImJohn
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Art Work
Topic: I tried watercolour painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: I tried watercolour painting

Hi Ellie, Just a quick note to say thanks for typing up the instructions. You're a real star, very clever, an amazing person and a super heroine. If I had a son (I have two actually) you're just the sort of lady I'd want them to be involved with. I hope you have a lovely day. Best wishes. John. :D
by ImJohn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Art Work
Topic: I tried watercolour painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: I tried watercolour painting

Hi Ellie, Just a quick note to say thanks for posting your artwork (I think it's really good by the way) and to ask you a favour ... A little while ago some of us were trying to work out how to post picture on this site but couldn't make it work. Would it be possible for you to write up some instruc...
by ImJohn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Death..... the reaper cometh
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Death..... the reaper cometh

In answer to your first question: Yes I have. And what's more I bet 99% of the people on this site have considered 'checking out' as a longed for blessing at some time or other. I know what you mean about that hackneyed phrase, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" too. It's so annoyi...
by ImJohn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Time

Hello again, I'm pleased you found what I wrote useful and that it made you feel better. I'm also pleased you were able to say 'thank you' - it's a sign of maturity, thoughtfulness (for others) and generally good manners too. So, somewhere along the line your parents did OK - yeh?! As I said in my l...
by ImJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Time

Hi there, Wow that's quite a post and quite a situation to be in / way to be feeling. I was going to add ("at 16") but really age isn't very relevant when someone is feeling as awful as you clearly do. I'm terribly sorry for the loss of your mother. You must miss her a lot and perhaps that...
by ImJohn
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Always an Outcast
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Always an Outcast

Hello LittleThings, I think you're here because you're depressed. The thing about depression isn't just that it makes you feel terrible but it also distorts your perceptions. From my own experience it gives you a very negative self-image and plants a belief in you that says you can't do anything rig...
by ImJohn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for reading

Hello Brady, Well I did as I promised and read your entire post. Sure there are some sad things like your dad and brother being disabled and your mum being stuck in a bit of a rut but don't let that blind you to the positive things. You have a family that's still together and that functions - that's...
by ImJohn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for reading

Hi Brady, I was about to logoff as I'm terribly tired now but I saw your unanswered post and just had to reply. I've not read all of it but I will (honest) but from what I have read you're so like many, many of the people who come here searching for help or friendship or answers or simply acceptance...
by ImJohn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Always an Outcast
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Always an Outcast

Hello again! I actually replied earlier but I'm afraid the forum lost all my work when I pressed submit - most annoying. One of the things I wanted to point out to you related to this part of your post back to me; "I remember my second year in college I got outed as a virgin and everyone though...
by ImJohn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Please Reply
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: Please Reply

Hi Lisa, No problem replying to you or anyone else. That's the whole point of the forums after all. :wink: It's not wrong to feel you want to plan an exit strategy, I bet most, (if not all) the people who come here have thought about taking the exit door at some time. So this mask you keep on what i...
by ImJohn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Please Reply
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: Please Reply

Hello Lisa, I'm so sorry you've had to endure all the things you describe in your post. It sounds awful and, let's be honest, it is awful. I can understand you 'wanting out' having been there myself but really, isn't it that you just want all the awfulness to stop? I mean, if someone could wave the ...
by ImJohn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: What am I doing Wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 2431

Re: What am I doing Wrong?

Hello Anne, I have a fairly lengthy massage that's been stuck in my outbox for days now. I don't think my PM's have been disabled and my mail count is nowhere near the limit of 50 messages. It has been suggested that messages may remain in the outbox until they are read? And that they won't be avail...

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