Should I see a therapist?
About 5 months ago I was officially removed from my religion because I was gay. I was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. At the time I was not able to fully process what was going on. I was told by my mother and several people who were my friends that I would never succeed in life and never be happy. Because I had known my removal was coming for nearly a year, in 2010 I went about doing things that previously I had been unable to do. I finished my higher education and got a high paying job that I had be unable to have before since it clashed with my religious beliefs that I should have been content with a lower paying job that simply paid my bills. Either way right after my official removal, my job transferred me out of state temporarily to deal with a client who was having some issues. I was gone for 3 months. Since then I have been brought back to my home state, in the same metro area. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been feeling rather sad and having some serious mood swings. I go from being happy to suddenly wanting to cry. At times I feel like I’m going to fail at life and that everything I’ve built up so far is going to come tumbling around me. I feel like a loser and feel overwhelmed and waiting for everything to fall apart. At times these feelings become so strong that I’ll be in my office and have to go into the bathroom to cry. I’m about 2 months away from a huge promotion, which is dependant on how I handle the task I’ve been assigned with, and I know that if I don’t get my head together, I’m not going to get it and I do want it. (at least when I’m not crying I want it) I have a great fiancé who supports me. I’m 2 months from a 6-figure salary and basically everything I’ve dreamed, but since ive returned to my home area, I can’t seem to stop this fear of failure which is paralyzing me. What should I do? Please don’t answer with snide comments or remarks. I am actually wondering about therapy etc. Yeah I am that GIRL who asked that question. Maybe I should have said lesbian instead of gay....hmmm. But Yeah I did asked that question. My fiance is a lebanese woman.
Asked By: JB - 11/14/2011
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I was a Witness for 22 years and I know exactly what you are going through. I got therapy after I tried to take my life. My Nephew who left the Witnesses recently did take his life... More
Answered By: Unsilenced Lioness - 11/15/2011
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i think you already, know the answer.
Answered By: Frostfire - 11/14/2011
of course you can go to therapy why not. I think everyone needs therapy sometimes, its healthy.
Answered By: october skies - 11/14/2011
No reason not to see a therapist. Also no reason not to explore an accepting religion, one that accepts gays. Have you explored the ideas behind Wicca? you have to be selective because there are some weird little groups and individuals out there as it is not globally organised, but there is some very natural philosophy... More
Answered By: sumofus - 11/14/2011
Hey JB- No therapy can't hurt - so go for it... More
Answered By: Sisper - 11/14/2011
See a Psychiatrist to see why YOU are gay!
Answered By: Hugh Ginormous Dong - 11/14/2011
Not to be mean or rude to you in any way but are you not the same person who asked a few months ago about Lebanese traditions? Are you not the same person who was asking because his girlfriend/fiance was Lebanese? Then how is it that you say you are gay? Please don't think I am making any snide remarks, I am just a... More
Answered By: wit beyond measure man's greatest treasure - 11/14/2011
Welcome to the world of depression dude. Go talk to somebody, you'd be surprised at how much it'll help just to actually speak about what's making you feel so bad. You already know what the issue(s) is / are, you just need someone who'll ask the right questions to get it out of you... More
Answered By: Kodon - 11/14/2011
Hey, Im disfellowshipped too and trust me its normal to feel that way. It hasnt been long and you still need to come to terms with the loos of friends and family. Its hard I know but believe me, Life gets better... More
Answered By: Sofie - 11/15/2011
Yes indeed seek aid and pray for strength from GOD. The fact your still involved in homosexual activity does not help you because of how you were brought up believing. What your dealing with and what i've read from others is one of the major reasons i never became a JW. As i felt the entrapment they were starting to... More
Answered By: Catholic Truth !! - 11/15/2011
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