Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 1088636

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Who do you lean on?

Posted by J Kelly on May 3, 2016, at 12:30:52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5jlPL1tNDY

For me its my older brother. I'd be lost without him.

Jade

 

Re: Who do you lean on?

Posted by SLS on May 5, 2016, at 6:04:07

In reply to Who do you lean on?, posted by J Kelly on May 3, 2016, at 12:30:52

> For me its my older brother. I'd be lost without him.

God.

I used to lean on my father. He is no longer here, but my mother has assumed the role effectively.


- Scott

 

Re: Who do you lean on? SLS

Posted by J Kelly on May 5, 2016, at 13:41:05

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on?, posted by SLS on May 5, 2016, at 6:04:07

> > For me its my older brother. I'd be lost without him.
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> God.
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> I used to lean on my father. He is no longer here, but my mother has assumed the role effectively.
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> - Scott

I'm sorry about your father. Always so difficult to lose a close family member.

Jade

 

Re: Who do you lean on?

Posted by baseball55 on May 5, 2016, at 18:56:44

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on? SLS, posted by J Kelly on May 5, 2016, at 13:41:05

A few close friends, sometimes my daughter. My parents died young, many years ago, and we had had a bad relationship. Certainly I would never talk to them about anything important. I like my siblings, but the dysfunction in my family was such that we did not grow close. For years, I had nobody to lean on. Then I leaned on my therapist when things started to fall apart. Since them I've made some good friends and they are people I can talk to if I need to.


> > I used to lean on my father. He is no longer here, but my mother has assumed the role effectively.
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> >
> > - Scott
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> I'm sorry about your father. Always so difficult to lose a close family member.
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> Jade
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>

 

Re: Who do you lean on? baseball55

Posted by J Kelly on May 7, 2016, at 14:57:51

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on?, posted by baseball55 on May 5, 2016, at 18:56:44

> A few close friends, sometimes my daughter. My parents died young, many years ago, and we had had a bad relationship. Certainly I would never talk to them about anything important. I like my siblings, but the dysfunction in my family was such that we did not grow close. For years, I had nobody to lean on. Then I leaned on my therapist when things started to fall apart. Since them I've made some good friends and they are people I can talk to if I need to.

I'm happy for you that you have close friends you can talk to. When I became depressed I lost touch with my close friends. I would like to rekindle those friendships now that I'm feeling better.

Jade

 

Re: Who do you lean on?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 8, 2016, at 0:33:19

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on? baseball55, posted by J Kelly on May 7, 2016, at 14:57:51

in previous years it was my friends, but things happened and i found out the only person that is going to get me forward is me......

 

Re: Who do you lean on?

Posted by baseball55 on May 8, 2016, at 19:18:25

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on? baseball55, posted by J Kelly on May 7, 2016, at 14:57:51


Well, I started going to AA and it's incredible how many close friends you can make in 12 step groups.
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> I'm happy for you that you have close friends you can talk to. When I became depressed I lost touch with my close friends. I would like to rekindle those friendships now that I'm feeling better.
>
> Jade
>

 

Re: Who do you lean on?

Posted by Tabitha on May 9, 2016, at 13:40:12

In reply to Re: Who do you lean on?, posted by baseball55 on May 8, 2016, at 19:18:25

My husband. Before we were together, it was my therapist. For things my therapist couldn't do, I had two friends I could call on. But I tried to avoid that, since I thought I was less important to them as a friend than they were to me. As a last resort I could lean on co-workers, which was kind of awful because it exposed the fact that I didn't have actual friends to rely on.

And sometimes I get more support from online friends than face-to-face friends.


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