Hey J.D it’s hard man, iv been there just like you and have an 8 yr old son now. Best thing you can do is stay on your meds like your doing and stay in touch with friends and help. It gets better and it sounds like your do the right things. Nice work keep it up 👍
Hi @JestersDespair welcome to the forum. Sorry it's so tough for you. I went through a messy, heartbreaking split and thought I would go under. It took a long time, but I'm happier now. I had to learn to look after myself and my health as a priority after putting everone else first for 20 years.
It is really hard, but you have a reason to keep going - your boy - and in time other reasons will come.
The way I see my mental health now (Bipolar 1 and anxiety), it takes a lot of work for me to live well, and support from health professionals, friends and the forum, but it's worth it. Take care.
Thanks, Frog (a sentence I thought I'd never use 😆)
It has been heart breaking...even more so because we still love each other so much. But, our boy IS the priority, and I wasn't good to be around at times. And, I'm still hopeful that we'll find a way back to each other.
I know what you mean about doing for others...I'm recently 40, and have been trying to be who I thought people wanted me to be since I was 13.
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