Joanne Garlock

  • commented on Don't Take The Boy 2017-11-06 19:45:21 -0800
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I can relate. My husband, Paul died May 29th 2015. He was only 60. I struggle every single day with him being gone from my life. I too want him back. He was my whole life. Literally, he was. I realize that’s not healthy, but that’s the way it was. Sep 29th of 2016 I tried to end my life. I was so depressed, feeling helpless and hopeless. I gave up on life. I had always had hope, but I gave up. I have Bipolar disorder and I am always in a depressed, mixed or hypomanic-manic mood. It’s hard to have Bipolar disorder and have lasting relationships.
    Paul stood by me for 32 years. I don’t have a support system. It’s hard for me to let people into my life and know me. Most of the time I sabotage relationships before they even get started. It’s been a year since I was discharged from the hosp I spent three weeks in. I was hypomanic when I left the hosp, not knowing how to begin my life again. I was overwhelmed. Before long I became depressed again and have been that way till lately. I am presently in a mixed state. I’ve never lived alone and find it soooo difficult to do so. I am 60 years old.

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