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


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. 

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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.

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