Great Britain

I am branded a worrier if I say anything to my family that isn’t positive

FAMILY FUN SPONGE

DEAR DEIDRE: I AM branded a worrier if I say anything to my family that isn’t positive. I get a lecture from them, but I think they have a point.

Even though I am healthy, have a wonderful family, a lovely home and no real concerns – I do get bogged down in matters. 


Get in touch with Deidre today

My team and I are working safely from home but we are here to help you as always.

My husband wishes I could be the carefree person I was when we met, when we had no responsibilities.

I suffered with depression a few years ago and medication quickly helped me to feel the best I have ever been as an adult.

I took it for almost a year. I wish I could stay on it for ever, as it stops me worrying.

I’m 61 and my husband is 65.

DEIDRE SAYS: Most of us feel anxious from time to time.

Focusing on what might go wrong and the worst possible scenario can trap us in the negative thought loop.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be really helpful.

It aims to break problems down into more manageable chunks to stop you feeling overwhelmed.

My Counselling support pack explains more and how to find a qualified therapist.

Peter Andre reveals chaos after 10 days in isolation with the family on new YouTube vid

Football news:

Smertin recalls Euro 2004: he almost fought in the joints, defended against the young Cristiano and understood the excitement of the Bridge
Gareth Southgate: We shouldn't be football snobs. In matches with top teams, diversity is important
Leonid Slutsky: I am still sure that the Finnish national team is the outsider of our group. They were very lucky against Denmark
I'm not a racist! Arnautovic apologized for insulting the players of the national team of North Macedonia
Gary Lineker: Mbappe is a world-class star, he will replace Ronaldo, but not Messi. Leo does things that others are not capable of
The Spanish fan has been going to the matches of the national team since 1979. He came to the Euro with the famous drum (he could have lost it during the lockdown)
Ronaldo removed the sponsored Coca-Cola at a press conference. Cristiano is strongly against sugar - does not even advertise it