12-03-2019 11:30 AM
Hi all, I'm Jade. been with my Partner who suffers from BPD for just over 5 years now. we moved to Sydney from Perth just over 2 years ago and until the last 6 months, things had seemed to be really good. now He's really struggling, has no support system, cant seem to find a good therapist... I just feel so isolated and alone. we both do. can anyone recommend any support groups around the Parramatta area of sydney? or in the CBD but after work hours? I feel helpless.
12-03-2019 02:29 PM
Hi @jade2 and welcome to the forum,
I am not in your geographic area so cant help you with recommendations for support services but wanted to connect with you here.
Are you looking for support for you or your partner or both?
I ask this as it is really important that you have good support for yourself also.
I support my wife who lives with BPD, we have been married for 19 years. it took a complete crisis for me to get help for me and this affected my ability to support my family. (We have 3 young children). Just wanted you to know that many of us here understand the isolated and alone feeling. You will find this space most supportive.
Happy to answer any questions or just lend an ear if you need to vent...
12-03-2019 10:09 PM
I have moved interstate a number of times and it usually takes me a good 3 years to build friendships (where it gets to the stage we can have a "remember when" type conversation).
MI adds another layer to what is already a stressful experience and as you mention, finding a new treatment and care team can be difficult.
We have a few social threads as well as the serious stuff here on the forum and I have found them really helpful. If you have any pets or hobbies I can tag you.
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18-03-2019 03:42 PM
The carer support services are for unpaid carers.
It is hard to make the first move to reach out and meet others. What did you enjoy doing in the West?
I will tag you in the dog thread.
18-03-2019 03:52 PM
Do you feel you could ring the Sane support line? It sounds like you are having a rough time at present.
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