why would a samaritan woman quash my hopes and dreams like this ?
i phoned the helpline last night because i was feeling lonely and low, i talked to her about my unfortunate life, the fact i have borderline personality disorder...the fact i'd had a terrible run at life so far...that id bullied growing up, suffered sexual abuse, assaults,.. muggings....time in a psychiatric unit etc. i told her i was 30 now and still had hopes, goals and dreams, even though i'd been unfortunate enough to miss out being employed...gaining qualifications.....making any friends...and never having a girlfriend or partner. i told her my goals were to move back to europe and get a fresh start, a clean slate...to live in a little village with a job, a home...find a girlfriend etc, in a non comercialized part of europe. she laughed at me in a mocking way & said how am i going to do that? with the disadvantages i'm at...because id never worked...got a mental health history etc.. she said i have to be realistic, & said i can try, but i don't have a chance, then she laughed iam extremely hurt by her words, i feel deflated... shes made me feel even more trapped here in this situation in britain than i already feel. made me feel like i'll never leave my one bedroom apartment living of welfare benifits coping with BPD. how should i handle this ? she pointed out she though id had an easy life..up to now...never worked....and to go into employment would be hard.....things wouldnt bode well for me.
Asked By: ∫e mousquetaire XVI - 1/22/2008
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Use that as a driving force to prove her wrong. Who is she after all to laugh at you? What purpose does her laughing serve anyway other than to hurt you? She doesn't sound very sensitive or cognizant about how tough life is. There is always hope and the possibility that your dreams could come true. It's better to at... More
Answered By: Sahara - 1/22/2008
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You do present yourself as having many limitations and barriers. I'm not sure why a help-line person would abuse you as you describe. Maybe she is burned-out. Report this incident to a supervisor of the help-line. This is your duty... More
Answered By: CincinnatiDon - 1/22/2008
I know that this sounds silly but she tried to tell you that she is jealous. She probably hates her job and you are telling her that you never had to work and she was thinking how lucky it would be to live like that..Maybe it is that time of the month for her, maybe her dog died... More
Answered By: lisa s - 1/22/2008
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