I feel like a fraud

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by MissMouse, Aug 21, 2015.

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  1. MissMouse

    MissMouse New Member

    Hi all,

    Right now I feel like a fraud. You know the public face that is a lie and the private face that is the truth. The lie is that I've got all my stuff together and I'm this competent mental health professional, yup I work in the field. Yet, the truth is that I'm emotionally exhausted. I've moved over 2500 kilometres from a part of the country where I've lived for over 40 years, to be finally near my brother and family, wanting to be a part of his family, have us as a family. Yet, I might as well not be here. I am lonely to be honest, which I didn't expect totally - at least not from my brother.

    I'm exhausted from work and just the way life has been over the last five years. I feel I could take a month off from and that wouldn't be enough. To be fair, it's been a long two weeks.

    I don't have plans and I don't have means, but I'm in a dark place, but no where near as dark as I was at 14 - 37 years ago. I guess just to be here ie thinking about exit stage left is worrying for me.
  2. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    Just wanted to say hi, and welcome. :hug:
  3. TheRiver

    TheRiver Member

    Hello MissMouse,

    Just wanted to let you know that I hear what you're saying, and feel some of those same feelings. Please keep talking, it does help.
  4. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Im a mental health professional and I do lead a double life as well. Work face and home faces are totally different.

    Welcome aboard

    Take care.
  5. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hi MissMouse, I am sorry to hear that you are suffering but the darkness can become light in that you manage hour by hour. Yes, I understand that you are hurting but please be strong. I know its hard but the final exit plan is not required. Cannot you join some society or clubs here you where you can socialise and make new friends. If you want to talk then feel free to talk to me via PM.
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