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Dear Sister Sledgehammer,
I have a long list of problems and I feel as if it is all catching up with me and I am going to fall apart and break into little pieces, just like Humpty Dumpty.
In the past two years I have experienced too much to cope with.
I have changed jobs twice, got divorced, had an attempted break-in at my home, friends have died - the list is endless.
And now I have had enough.
I cry every day and battle to get out of bed and go to work.
Nothing is funny, nothing is fun. Everything feels black and bleak.
I go to work, come home, sit in front of the TV like a vegetable and then go to bed. And then I can't sleep and toss and turn for hours.
In the morning I am exhausted and struggle to get up and get dressed and go out of the house.
On the weekends I stay at home and turn down offers to go out, or for friends to visit me. I am not interested in dating, movies, gardening, anything.
I don't like taking drugs so have not been to a doctor to get something to help me.
What can I do to feel better? - Bleak, Gauteng
Sister, you are walking a very fine line and if you don't get help soon, your Humpty Dumpty scenario will be a reality.
If you are reluctant to take medication to help you through this (an anti-depressant would be of enormous help to you and is something you really should consider - you don't have to stay on it forever) then at least take yourself off to see a counsellor or therapist.
A few sessions with a good psychologist will do you the world of good.
If that doesn't appeal to you a few sessions with a trauma counsellor will also be of help, especially with the festive season coming up and the depression that can sometimes go with that.
Please get help now, not tomorrow, because you are like a rubber band and if you don't get help and support soon, you are going to snap.
In the meantime, I am sending you a hug over the cyberwaves to make it all just a little better.
Hang in there, sister, the good times will follow after all this difficulty.