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I don't know if this is the place to post this, but you guys have been awesome so far. While I'm struggling to find the right medication, and working through all the crap that comes up when my meds aren't right, I need something. I've got a pretty good support system, my hubs kicks ass, but I'm lacking internal support, I guess. So much of this comes with self doubt that I feel like I need something more solid.

A lot of people turn to religion, but I find it really hard to do. I was raised Christian, but with the philosophy that God gave you hands and a brain, and a couple of rules, so go out there and do what needs to be done. Consequently, I don't feel like I can ask for more, ya know? I've started to read a few things on Buddhist philosophy, and it seems good so far, but I don't know.

What gets you through the hard times? I'm not going to judge, (and please don't judge in your comments either, this isn't a debate) I'm just genuinely curious what gets different people through. Aside from lots and lots of drugs, of course. ^_^

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Well, my SO said I couldn't kill myself in my house, and I don't drive so there's that.

Okay, seriously my kid, my SO and my dad. They all help. I love CB but mainly use the blog function to ramble away, it's a good place to vent and shit if you haven't tried it. My therapist helps me, as long as I follow her advice. I have cats. I HAVE to watch Breaking Bad and football every Sunday. Just the stupid little things I look forward to like enjoying my Sunday morning cup of coffee in front of the T.V. , wearing my Packers hoodie and watching football. Stupid little shit like that. My kid's laugh, that's probably the coolest thing. Dyeing my hair crazy colors. School. Shit like that.

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Cooking & eating good food, gardening, my husband and my dog & 2 cats.

Oh, and exercise. I hate it like the plague, but I feel better and more together if I get outdoors and walk half an hour every day.

olga

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My husband, my dog, dogs in general, a few carefully culled friends. Music, music really helps me. Singing really helps me, too. I am an atheist, though, so I am inclined toward creature comforts, not spiritual ones.

I consider myself an absurdist, that is how I make sense of the world. To be honest, I have read very little "primary source" philosophy. I have a learning disability that affects my ability to understand spatial relations, which somehow includes logic. But I really click with Camus, even more so the older I get. I actually find absurdism comforting. I can deal with things not being meant to make sense, it actually makes sense to me that the human pursuit for meaning is superfluous. Which is not to say I am a nihilist, it is more like radical acceptance.

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I consider myself an absurdist, that is how I make sense of the world. To be honest, I have read very little "primary source" philosophy. I have a learning disability that affects my ability to understand spatial relations, which somehow includes logic. But I really click with Camus, even more so the older I get. I actually find absurdism comforting. I can deal with things not being meant to make sense, it actually makes sense to me that the human pursuit for meaning is superfluous. Which is not to say I am a nihilist, it is more like radical acceptance.

i like your summation, crtclms. it's comforting to me, too. i can stop trying to make sense of things and just let them be what they are. (or at least i can try!)

i get through the day in more concrete ways like knowing i have to try my best to find stability for my SO and my daughter (and parents and sister). i make myself feel worthy by performing very small acts of service, like cooking so that my husband doesn't have to, or feeding a stray cat, or listening to someone who is lonely. i tell myself that no matter how bad i feel, it's what i *do* that makes an impact on the world. i may feel like killing myself, but i am worth something if i've managed to make the world a little more bearable for someone else.

(this comes from both a very low sense of self-esteem, as others are more worthy of care than i am - and a personal belief that acts of service are what redeem humans as a species).

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i get through the day in more concrete ways like knowing i have to try my best to find stability for my SO and my daughter (and parents and sister). i make myself feel worthy by performing very small acts of service, like cooking so that my husband doesn't have to, or feeding a stray cat, or listening to someone who is lonely. i tell myself that no matter how bad i feel, it's what i *do* that makes an impact on the world.

That's been getting me there too. If it weren't for my kids needing me, I wouldn't have much reason to be strong. And if I didn't do things to help people (I make dolls for kids born with facial differences, like my son.) I wouldn't feel worth a whole lot right now.

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