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Is this what "goal accomplished" should feel like?

Hi Mefites, I just finished a huge project, and now I'm in this awful vacuum state… I've never had a baby but my friends joke it might be a postpartum thing… Please help me. It destroys me, it destroys my relationship with my SO. [more inside]
posted by OrangeCat on Dec 11, 2014 - 22 answers

Saving Throw Against Depression

Inadvertently/accidentally more-or-less kicked out of gaming group. How to deal with it? [more inside]
posted by BecauseIHadFiveDollars on Sep 5, 2014 - 22 answers

I am THIS CLOSE to going back to straight hair

For the first time in my life I am trying to rock my natural curls. This is not going well. Please help me make this work. I think I'm doing this all wrong and making dumbass decisions because damn.... [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 27, 2014 - 47 answers

Please help me develop thicker skin.

Sure, the, "no, where are you really from?" thing gets old fast, but that's so minor compared to everything else I've experienced. How can I keep my chin up as a minority who is living in a place that is 90% white? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2014 - 19 answers

Is it depression if I'm legit sad?

My life overall is good. I want for very little in the way of material things, I have friends and lovers who are wonderful, I have fulfilling hobbies, I do meaningful volunteer and professional work, I live in my favorite place on earth, and I generally try to enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. But I also have a relationship that is secretly falling apart, body image issues directly related to the relationship problems, trouble finding enough work to be comfortably financially independent, parents on the other side of the country who are suffering in ways I cant do anything to help with, and a few other things going on that are legitimately upsetting. So when I have bouts of crushing sadness and feelings of hopelessness, I'm not surprised. But the bouts have been lasting longer and coming more frequently, and things feel more and more hopeless (not to the point of wanting to self-harm, but to the point of feeling like my only options are resign myself to this forever or leave everything I know and love and start over alone). Recently a friend asked me if I was depressed, and I had to stop and wonder. Could I be? Can depression co-exist with legitimate sources of sadness and despair? Should I consider seeking treatment for depression as well as figuring out how to resolve all this other crap?
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2014 - 21 answers

How do you stop thinking of something that still hurts?

If you've decided to let something go in a relationship, how do you get past it while it still hurts you? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Feb 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Eat it or not: Expired fish stock edition

I have two unopened jars of commercially prepared fish stock. Expiration date April 2013. I planned to make seafood bisque as part of a special dinner tonight and will seriously disappoint someone if I don't (and don't have time to buy more stock.) But food poisoning ain't festive. Eat, or forget the bisque, baby? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Dec 16, 2013 - 16 answers

So apparently my family is publicly bragging about our child abuse now?

So I log onto facebook for the first time in weeks today and see my brother has posted this image and my mother has "liked" it. Nothing that was done to us as kids would qualify as spanking (punched in the side of the head very often, welts on skin, bruises, dad threatening my sister with a kitchen knife, holding us off the ground by our necks, locking us in the bathroom and hitting us for half an hour for eating the wrong yoghurt from the fridge, knocked over if we ever spoke back to them etc). My brother was actually very rarely hit and it stopped altogether when mum threatened to divorce dad after he hit my brother badly one time. (No such luck for us girls though). I'm SO ANGRY right now and want to react but don't know how it would improve anything. I feel like I'm being goaded but am trapped in how I handle this, with it being a public forum all my friends can see. Please Mefi help me stay calm and do this right (even if that means doing nothing). [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Dec 10, 2013 - 39 answers

But ... I thought you loved me

I'm one of 25,000 or so people who lost their homes in a recent natural disaster. The silence from (some) people I thought were my tribe is deafening. How do I move past/heal from this? [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Dec 9, 2013 - 64 answers

Why do I feel so sad, post wisdom tooth extraction?

I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday, surgically with IV sedation. I was very very nervous, but it went fine, and today the pain is under easy control from paracetamol. However, I feel not just completely drained (which is, I guess, understandable given how tense I was yesterday and the small physical trauma) but unusually sad. I can't remember the procedure due to the sedation, and I feel weirdly like I'm missing a bit of time that I shouldn't be. I feel ashamed that I was so nervous beforehand. But more than that I just feel so sad about nothing I can put my finger on. I take lofepramine for depression, which is generally pretty well under control. Would any of the drugs I might have been given yesterday counteracted it? Has anyone else experienced this?
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2013 - 17 answers

My coconut flour pancakes taste like dirt and disappointment

In an attempt to embrace my gluten intolerance, I purchased some coconut flour. Things have not gone well. I've had problems with another GF flour mix I have. WTF is going on. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Distractions from sadness

I'm going through a heavy streak of sadness (seasonal change/life issues/past issues) along with some extreme fatigue. I'm looking for engaging distractions that make the really bad days bearable. Books/TV/Movies, etc. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 16, 2013 - 46 answers

Mediation blues

MINML (metafilter is not my lawyer, but oh man, that would be one kick ass lawyer) Have you even been thru mediation with an ex-spouse over parenting plan stuff? If so, I have some basic quesitons...brief background below... [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Oct 12, 2013 - 14 answers

Feeling discouraged with weightlifting - vegetarian edition

I started lifting weights at the gym about 8 months ago. Initially I made some small gains, but I quickly plateaued and now I feel like I'm putting way more in than I'm getting out of it. As a vegetarian, should I drink like 4 protein shakes a day? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2013 - 17 answers

Should I sacrifice a good job to move to a new city?

I'm depressed and jumping out of my skin to get out of here. Should I sacrifice a good job to move to a new city? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Apr 8, 2013 - 23 answers

St Louis Tax Preparer

I'm looking for a recommendation for someone in the St. Louis area (or Metro East) who prepares taxes. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Feb 9, 2013 - 2 answers

How to release suppressed emotions? I need to express my sadness.

My ex-boyfriend recently broke up with me. I am normally a very emotional person but I feel... nothing. I would like some advice about how to release my bottled-up emotions over this. [more inside]
posted by sock puppetron on wheels on Feb 2, 2013 - 24 answers

Where’s the balance between changing myself and accepting myself?

Help! I’m having trouble adjusting to college and accepting myself, and it’s stressing me out. What can I do to fix this? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Too sad for a witty title

My grandad passed away today. My family have asked me to find a poem he might like, to read at his funeral. He was an engineer who would only read 'factual' things, such as instructional/educational books and later in life, a lot of biographies. He didn't go in for poetry at all that I know of. Would like to avoid 'Do not stand at my grave and cry'. Any reccommendations? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Dec 13, 2012 - 27 answers

No light at the end?

Have you ever not only been unable to see the light and the end of the tunnel, and don't care anymore if you do? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Dec 11, 2012 - 20 answers

Waffling.

How do I deal with not knowing if my relationship is over or not? If it is, how do I heal from losing the love of my life? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Dec 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Faking it.

If it's true that deep down, most people feel lonely, bored, languid, unsure and/or sad -- and that most people know this -- then why is expressing these feelings, either intermittently or habitually, such a faux pas, taken by others as distasteful, unfriendly and even pathetic? [more inside]
posted by frankly mister on Nov 15, 2012 - 36 answers

Help me survive my twenties without completely losing my mind.

I'm a 24 year old lady with failed relationship woes. Help me stop feeling so crummy about myself and give me day-to-day ways to feel more centered, happy, and not-desperate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Change is good, right?

Big changes afoot, but with attendant sadness at leaving good friends and things. How do you cope? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Jun 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Potty Training: Part 2

I've posted previously about potty training my dogs. I picked up a book, "How to Housebreak Your Dog In 7 Days," which was quite helpful except one thing: our work schedules aren't compatible with a regular schedule. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jun 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Whether or not to take antidepressants

Is using antidepressants to get over depression triggered by a breakup a good idea? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jun 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Why does it hurt when I'm sad?

What is the unpleasant physical sensation I sometimes get when I am profoundly sad? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Sad parents relief

What worked for you when you wanted to keep your control in sad situations? [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Jan 18, 2012 - 15 answers

That was my bag, baby

Left fine bag in London Taxi. Crushed. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jan 5, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I make friends and start enjoying life?

I'm in my 20s and I always thought my life would be better than this by now. I'd love some advice on how to make friends and be happier and improve my life generally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 - 36 answers

Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together.

How can you "fake it" or "power through it" or "put on a brave face" to make the holidays as normal as possible, when other people depend on it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 26 answers

Frito-Low

I think eating chips makes me feel sad. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Aug 10, 2011 - 20 answers

Literature for the sad

What recommendations do you have for literature with tones and themes of sadness​/loneliness​/inadequacy​/anxiety​/perfectionism​/depression​/alienation​/dissatisfaction? (Not all in a single book, of course). [more inside]
posted by parjanya on Apr 28, 2011 - 50 answers

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing?

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 12, 2011 - 19 answers

Have Yourself a Miserable Little Christmas

I am looking for Christmas music that is mostly melancholy, and often about loss or abandonment. Think Joni Mitchell's the River or Tom Waite's Christmas Card from A Hooker in Minneapolis. Any suggestions?
posted by PinkMoose on Nov 18, 2010 - 66 answers

How do I keep myself disciplined?

How do I make myself buckle down and keep to a normal-person schedule during my current extended period of extreme sadness? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Nov 11, 2010 - 26 answers

Ouch! How to cope with pain?

How do I cope emotionally with severe lower back pain? I have seen a doctor, and they said that I am doing all the right things, but it will be between 2 to 10 weeks before it stops. In the meantime, everything really, really hurts. Cuddling my partner. Standing. Walking. Grocery shopping. Driving. Going to the laundromat. Making the bed.... [more inside]
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets on Sep 13, 2010 - 32 answers

You're breaking my... left hand?

Is it normal to experience emotional distress as physical pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I start over?

How do I overcome this crushing sense of regret at my "lost 20s" and how do I build a life from scratch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2010 - 25 answers

De profundis clamavi ad te

Ghosts-of-relationships-past-filter: How do I forget an old girlfriend, years gone by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 - 20 answers

How can I cope with strong negative emotions without overeating?

How can I cope with strong negative emotions without overeating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Can "a break" be a good thing or are we doomed?

My partner of almost two years and I are "taking a break." Is it possible that this could be a period of growth and not just the death rattle of our (up until recently) happy relationship? Have you ever taken a break successfully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 29 answers

Not The Bridge Over San Luis Rey

Just had a break-up. I need a book recommendation. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 24, 2010 - 17 answers

How does normal feel?

I think I recently emerged from a long term funk (perhaps dysthymia, or long term mild depression, but I'm not going fix on a diagnosis). I've had a few awesome weeks recently, but also a few that were just as bad as before. The trouble is: I'm not used to feeling good, so I don't understand what I can expect. Help me understand this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 10 answers

DATING BLOWS

I've been in only one relationship. It lasted three years, and it was fabulous in many ways. Now that it's over, I'm not sure how I can ever have that again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Hope me MeFi - I need my old pics.

Is it possible to recover a failing hard drive, when it's making a clicking sound? Is there a cheap way? [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Feb 4, 2010 - 23 answers

I want to be happy!

Am I unhappy because of my relationship or am I just unhappy in general and attributing it to my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I get out of this emotional hole and get things done?

Seeking short-term coping mechanisms for being productive in school during a devastating breakup, and for comedy TV I can watch to help me through it. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 - 32 answers

Feel miserable, trying to establish friendship.

I'm lonely but I don't want to be around anyone. Please advise how to get through this grief. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jul 13, 2009 - 27 answers

I still feel like the sad kid no one will ever like.

Why am I suddenly unable to stop obsessing about the childhood bullying that happened to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2009 - 19 answers

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