where do you go when all the other resources aren't available?
February 8, 2012 3:04 PM Subscribe
I need to talk to someone right now, and the hotlines I've called have not been helpful, and my friends/family are all indisposed.
posted by These Birds of a Feather to health & fitness (17 answers total)
I just stood up for my needs to my ex who has expressed interest in getting back together with me but has been hemming and hawing about putting in the effort it's going to take to do that. I am feeling really raw and stressed to the point of throwing up/letting my nervous tics (pulling out hair, picking at my skin) take over. This has been a tumultuous relationship and I'm at my wits end about it because I care a lot about the guy, the relationship, but I need someone who isn't going to bail when times get tough.
My therapist is away and I won't see her till tomorrow evening. The school hotline available to grad students is very blase about anything remotely related to relationship drama unless I'm on the verge of killing myself. The response of one operator was, "That sucks, it'll be fine tomorrow." My friends and family are not available.
Where else can I go (online or otherwise) that's safe to talk to someone about this? I am really having a hard time right now and none of my normal means of coping are available, and I already feel like a big loser because I can't handle this myself. I am legit afraid of my phone right now because I both want to talk about this with my ex, and I'm really distressed by the thought of not hearing from him at all and that is just not healthy or okay.